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speech recognition

noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of speech recognition

First recorded in 1950–55
Also called voice recognition.
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British Dictionary definitions for speech recognition

speech recognition

noun
  1. the understanding of continuous speech by a computer
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