dictation machine

A sound recording device most commonly used to record speech for later playback or to be typed into print.
See Also: dictaphone

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  • dictation machine — ➔ machine1 * * * dictation machine UK US noun [C] (also dictating machine) ► WORKPLACE a machine used to record spoken words so that they can be written down later: »You can use a dictation machine connected to a PC …   Financial and business terms

  • Dictation machine — Transcribing dictation with a Dictaphone wax cylinder dictation machine, in the early 1920s. Note supply of extra wax cylinders on lower part of stand. A dictation machine is a sound recording device most commonly used to record speech for later… …   Wikipedia

  • Dictation — can refer to: Dictation (exercise), when one person speaks while another person transcribes what is spoken. A dictation machine, a device used to record speech for transcription. Dictaphone, a company that manufactures these devices, and which… …   Wikipedia

  • machine — ▪ I. machine ma‧chine 1 [məˈʆiːn] noun [countable] a piece of equipment that uses power such as electricity to do a particular task: • Labour and machines are both at full capacity in the production department. • We plan to upgrade all machines… …   Financial and business terms

  • dictation — dictate dic‧tate 1 [dɪkˈteɪt ǁ ˈdɪkteɪt] verb [transitive] to say words for someone else to write down: • When Laurie got back to the office, she dictated a letter to Stewart. dictation noun [uncountable] : • Many computers can take voice… …   Financial and business terms

  • Digital dictation — is a method of recording and editing the spoken word in real time for transcription and maximum intelligibility in a digital audio format. In some cases speech is recorded where sound quality is paramount and transcription unnecessary, e.g., for… …   Wikipedia

  • dictating machine — /dik tay ting/ a machine for recording dictation, as on cassettes or disks, for subsequent transcription. [1935 40] * * *       device for recording, storage (usually brief), and subsequent reproduction (usually by typewriter or word processing… …   Universalium

  • dictating machine — noun : a usually electronic machine used especially for the recording (as on a wax cylinder, a disc, or a tape) of dictated matter to be transcribed later in typed form * * * /dik tay ting/ a machine for recording dictation, as on cassettes or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dic|tat|ing machine — «DIHK tay tihng, dihk TAY », a machine for taking dictation …   Useful english dictionary

  • transcribing machine — noun Etymology: transcribing, present participle of transcribe : a business machine designed to play back electrically recorded dictation (as on a wax cylinder, plastic belt, disc, wire, or tape) for transcription …   Useful english dictionary

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