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closed-captioned

[klohzd-kap-shuh nd] /ˈkloʊzdˈkæp ʃənd/
adjective
1.
(of a television program, film, or video) distributed with synchronized transcription of speech and written descriptions of other relevant audio elements, as for the hearing-impaired, that are visible only when the option to display them is selected.
Abbreviation: CC.
Origin of closed-captioned
1975-1980
First recorded in 1975-80
Related forms
closed captioning, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for closed-captioning

closed-captioned

adjective
1.
(of a video recording) having subtitles which appear on screen only if the cassette is played through a special decoder
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Contemporary definitions for closed-captioning
noun

a type of computing based on sharing computing resources rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications

Examples

Cloud computing has started to obtain mass appeal in corporate data centers as it enables the data center to operate like the Internet.

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