Meaning of “Dictaphone” in the English Dictionary

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"Dictaphone" in British English

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Dictaphonenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɪk.tə.fəʊn/ us /ˈdɪk.tə.foʊn/ trademark

a machine used in an office to record spoken words and later repeat them aloud so that they can be written down

Examples from literature

  • But to talk into the metallic receiver of a mechanical dictaphone has an almost ridiculous air. 
  • Explain the operation of a dictaphone. 
  • I press this button, start a dictaphone, and talk in any direction, anywhere. 
  • I sighed for a dictaphone in which the original Dutch-English might be recorded for the delight of others. 
  • In using the dictaphone, one can do much better work if one is in a room where there is little or nothing to distract attention. 

(Definition of “Dictaphone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Dictaphone" in Business English

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Dictaphonenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɪktəfəʊn/ us trademark

WORKPLACE a machine that is used to record spoken words and later repeat them aloud so that they can be written down

(Definition of “Dictaphone” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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