- a phonograph record played at 33 1/3 r.p.m.; long-playing record.
- Lord Privy Seal.
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Examples from the Web for lps
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- Lord Privy Seal
- a long-playing gramophone record: usually one 12 inches (30 cm) or 10 inches (25 cm) in diameter, designed to rotate at 33 1/3 revolutions per minuteCompare EP
- (as modifier)an LP sleeve
- long play: a slow-recording facility on a VCR which allows twice the length of material to be recorded on a tape from that of standard play
- (in Britain) Lord Provost
- Also: lp low pressure
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Word Origin and History for lps
1948, abbreviation of long-playing phonograph record.
The most revolutionary development to hit the recording industry since the invention of the automatic changer is the Long Playing record, which can hold an entire 45-minute symphony or musical-comedy score on a single 12-inch disk. ... The disks, released a few weeks ago by Columbia Records and made of Vinylite, have phenomenally narrow grooves (.003 of an inch). They are played at less than half the speed of the standard old-style records. ["Life" magazine, July 26, 1948]
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