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Dictaphone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Dictaphone a tape recorder that records and reproduces dictation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dictaphone A form of phonographic recorder and reproducer adapted for use in dictation, as in business.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dicta,te + -phone, as in telephone,

Usage

In literature:

Do you reckon there was a dictaphone in Jane's room?
"The Secret Adversary" by Agatha Christie
The other window was never opened, sir, because of the dictaphone as stands in front of it.
"The Yellow Streak" by Valentine Williams
Religion has not taught; it has used mankind as a dictaphone.
"Painted Windows" by Harold Begbie
I press this button, start a dictaphone, and talk in any direction, anywhere.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
Explain the operation of a dictaphone.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
Another does expert work with the typewriter and dictaphone.
"Five Lectures on Blindness" by Kate M. Foley
Such girls may find employment in typing letters from phonographs or dictaphones.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
He has the necessary knowledge to place a dictaphone or tap a telephone wire.
"Ted Marsh on an Important Mission" by Elmer Sherwood
There is almost sure to be a dictaphone somewhere in this room.
"The Solar Magnet" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
They looked for hidden dictaphones.
"The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks
Notice that in the dictaphone the air waves of your voice are all concentrated into a small space as they go down the tube.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
You're worse than a dictaphone!
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
And the dictaphone that Leo thought he wanted, till about half an hour after it was paid for.
"Special Delivery" by Damon Francis Knight
There were rows of neatly arranged files, all empty; an unused typewriter; a dictaphone and telephone.
"Jacob's Ladder" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Through a dictaphone and the telegraphy of the pipe, instructions had been sent to and from their headquarters.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
DICTAPHONE, an adaptation of the gramophone, in which the principle of that invention is applied to the requirements of modern business.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The dictaphone was purring softly.
"The Wireless Officer" by Percy F. Westerman
There's no chance to plant a dictaphone, and how else are you going to get the information?
"On Secret Service" by William Nelson Taft
Unless they had a concealed dictaphone the secret was safe.
"Lord John in New York" by C. N. Williamson
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In poetry:

Professors back from secret missions
Resume their proper eruditions,
Though some regret it;
They liked their dictaphones a lot,
T hey met some big wheels, and do not
Let you forget it.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden

In news:

The deal will allow Dictaphone to concentrate on healthcare, and NICE may grow vertically.
Dictaphone Selling Call Recording Business To Nice Systems.
When there were no dictaphones at State.
Four months after the release of Beneath The Crystal Palace, comes the new video from Dictaphone Blues.
"PUTZI's" memories of life with Hitler-told to a dictaphone and then "orchestrated" by Brian Connell-is a jewel of a book: costume jewelry, of course, but, thanks to Mr Connell's ghostly.
But Veronica 's trickiest patient is herself: she conducts daily sessions in which she examines her motives and neuroses, speaking into a dictaphone.
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In science:

They consist in a set of instructions and a recording device (e.g., diary, Dictaphone, disposable camera, etc) that is given to a number of participants, who interpret the instructions, create self-reports, and return the material to the researchers.
A Refined Experience Sampling Method to Capture Mobile User Experience
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