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set-top

[ set-top ]
/ ˈsɛtˌtɒp /
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adjective

denoting a device designed to sit atop a television and serve as a link to interactive communications systems: set-top boxes that allow viewers to order movies on demand.

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Origin of set-top

First recorded in 1990–95
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