vocoder

[voh-koh-der]
noun
an electronic device that synthesizes speech.

Origin:
1935–40

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vocoder (ˈvəʊˌkəʊdə)
 
n
music a type of synthesizer that uses the human voice as an oscillator

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vocoder definition

communications
Hardware or software which implements a compression algorithm particular to voice.
For example Qualcomm uses a vocoding algorithm to compresses voice data in digital communication systems such as wireless CDMA and Eudora voice attach.
(1998-04-29)

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Vocoder technology was also a major development in this early era.
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