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verb (used with object)
  1. to record beforehand or in advance.
  2. to record (a radio show, television program, etc.) prior to an actual broadcast or showing.
  3. Movies. to record (music, sound effects, etc.) before filming begins, as to facilitate synchronization.
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Origin of prerecord

First recorded in 1935–40; pre- + record
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Word Origin and History for prerecord


also pre-record, 1936, of music, from pre- + record (v.). Related: Prerecorded; prerecording.

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