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  • v. To replay a recording.

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

  • v. reproduce (a recording) on a recorder


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  • Clearly, the participants in this study had not stored a videolike memory of the accident that they could play back at will.

    The Time Paradox

  • Audio to record and play back sound in theatres depended upon Lee DeForest’s invention of the audion tube in 1906, the first device to amplify audio signals.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • Jim Trundle wasn't going to ask if there was any mail for him, that was plain to the curious onlookers; and their glances began to play back and forth between Carden and the cracker consumer, making demands on the former and condemning the latter for not more readily walking into the trap set for him.

    Northern Georgia sketches,

  • Odo called up the sensor log’s gravimetric profile of local space and watched it play back at ten times normal speed.


  • "If I wanted to be nasty, I'd play back some of the honest-to-goodness, unexpurgated, uncensored deathless moments of my most recent trip through the vacuum of outer space."

    the ship who sang

  • To get the full effect, one has to play back the videotape in Extreme Slow Motion and even then the sequence of events can be con­fusing.

    Prayers To Broken Stones


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