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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A section or scene, as of a movie, that is filmed but not used in the final version.
  • n. A complete version, as of a recording, that is dropped in favor of another version.
  • n. An opening for outward discharge; a vent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A portion of a recording (a take) that is not included in the final version of a film or a musical album, often because it contains a mistake.
  • n. A complete version of a recording or film that is dropped in favour of another version, reject.
  • n. An opening for outward discharge, vent.
  • v. To take out, remove.
  • v. To except.
  • prep. except; besides.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A portion of a recorded performance which is eliminated in the editing process and is not included in the final commercial presentation. The recording may be audio or visual or both, but is usually of a film or television performance. Outtakes often include mistakes or lower quality performances, and sometimes blunders. The latter type are occasionally presented separately to the public for amusement.
  • prep. Except.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To take out; except.
  • Except; besides.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a scene that is filmed but is not used in the final editing of the film

Etymologies

From Middle English outtaken ("to take out"), equivalent to out- +‎ take. (Wiktionary)

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