speech recognition


Computers. the computerized analysis of spoken words in order to identify the speaker, as in security systems, or to respond to voiced commands: the analysis is performed by finding patterns in the spectrum of the incoming sound and comparing them with stored patterns of elements of sound, as phones, or of complete words.

Nearby words

  1. speech form,
  2. speech from the throne,
  3. speech island,
  4. speech organ,
  5. speech pathology,
  6. speech sound,
  7. speech therapy,
  8. speech, freedom of,
  9. speech-reading,
  10. speechify

Compare phone2.

Origin of speech recognition

First recorded in 1950–55

Also called voice recognition.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for speech recognition

speech recognition


the understanding of continuous speech by a computer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012