audio response unit


noun Computers.

a device that enables a computer to give a spoken response by generating sounds similar to human speech. Abbreviation: ARU
a similar device that selects from a vocabulary of prerecorded words. Abbreviation: ARU

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Origin of audio response unit

First recorded in 1955–60

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