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closed caption

[ klohzd-kap-shuhn ]
/ ˈkloʊzd ˈkæp ʃən /
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noun Movies, Television, Digital Technology.
a transcription or translation of dialogue, together with a written description of other audio elements, as sound effects, music, or atmospheric sounds, time-synchronized with a television program, film, or video, and displayed as a text overlay, usually on the lower part of the screen: Closed captions can be enabled or disabled and are visible only when turned on. The bartender at the airport restaurant had turned on the closed captions, and a few people were watching a sitcom and laughing.Abbreviation: CCCompare open caption.
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Origin of closed caption

First recorded in 1975–80

OTHER WORDS FROM closed caption

closed-cap·tion, verb (used with object)closed-cap·tioned [klohzd-kap-shuhnd], /ˈkloʊzdˈkæp ʃənd/, adjectiveclosed cap·tion·er, nounclosed cap·tion·ing, closed-cap·tion·ing, noun
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