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instant replaynoun [C or U]

uk   us   US (UK action replay)
a ​repeat of an ​importantmoment from a ​sportseventshown on ​television, often more ​slowly to show the ​action in ​detail: Instant ​replayshowed the ​ball was out.
(Definition of instant replay from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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instant replaynoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·stənt ˈriˌpleɪ/
a ​shortpiece of ​film in a ​sportsbroadcast that ​shows a ​particularaction in a ​game again, ​immediately after it has ​happened: When they ​showed the instant replay, it ​looked like he had ​caught the ​ball out of ​bounds.
(Definition of instant replay from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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