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prerecorded

[pree-ri-kawr-did]
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adjective
  1. containing previously recorded information: a prerecorded audiotape; a prerecorded videocassette.Compare blank(def 5).
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Origin of prerecorded

First recorded in 1955–60; prerecord + -ed2

prerecord

[pree-ri-kawrd]
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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British Dictionary definitions for prerecorded

prerecorded

adjective
  1. having been recorded (on tape, video, etc) beforehanda pre-recorded message
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Word Origin and History for prerecorded

prerecord

v.

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

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