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  1. a segment of film or videotape edited out of the final version, as because of a technical error.
  2. a recording of a song not included in the final release of a record album, as because of a technical error.

Origin of outtake

First recorded in 1955–60; out- + take
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  1. an unreleased take from a recording session, film, or television programme
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