from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for an apparatus that records and reproduces dictation for transcription. This trademark sometimes occurs in print in lowercase: "There's a dictaphone in the lab, so we're talking as we work” ( Chicago Tribune).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A form of phonographic recorder and reproducer adapted for use in dictation, as in business.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tape recorder that records and reproduces dictation
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