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fader

[fey-der] /ˈfeɪ dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that fades.
2.
Movies, Broadcasting, Recording. a multiple-unit volume control used in changing gradually from one signal source to another, decreasing the volume from the first audio or visual source while increasing the volume from the second.
Origin of fader
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; fade + -er1
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n.

sound control device, 1931, agent noun from fade (v.).

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