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Origin of record player

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for record player

record player

noun

a device for reproducing the sounds stored on a record, consisting of a turntable, usually electrically driven, that rotates the record at a fixed speed of 33, 45, or (esp formerly) 78 revolutions a minute. A stylus vibrates in accordance with undulations in the groove in the record: these vibrations are converted into electric currents, which, after amplification, are recreated in the form of sound by one or more loudspeakersSee also monophonic, quadraphonics, stereophonic
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