a device for recording television programs on magnetic tape for delayed transmission or for storage.
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Origin of videotape recorder
First recorded in 1950–55
Also called VTR
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British Dictionary definitions for video tape recorder
video tape recorder
a tape recorder for vision signals and sometimes accompanying sound, using magnetic tape on open spools: used in television broadcastingAbbreviation: VTR
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