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PLAYBACK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does playback mean? 

PLAYBACK (noun)
  The noun PLAYBACK has 2 senses:

1. the act of reproducing recorded sound
2. electronic equipment comprising the part of a tape recorder that reproduces the recorded material

  Familiarity information: PLAYBACK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLAYBACK (noun)


Sense 1playback [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of reproducing recorded sound

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

he was allowed to hear the playback of his testimony

Hypernyms ("playback" is a kind of...):

sound reproduction (the reproduction of sound)


Sense 2playback [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Electronic equipment comprising the part of a tape recorder that reproduces the recorded material

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("playback" is a kind of...):

electronic equipment (equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor))

Holonyms ("playback" is a part of...):

recorder; recording equipment; recording machine (equipment for making records)


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