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recorder

(Encyclopedia)recorder, musical wind instrument of the flute family, made of wood, varying in length, and having an inverted conical bore (largest end near the mouthpiece). Its tone is produced by an air stream aga...

tape recorder

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Magnetic tape-recording system tape recorder, device for recording and replaying of sound, video, and digital information on plastic (usually polyester) or paper tape. The tape is coated with ...

videocassette recorder

(Encyclopedia)videocassette recorder (VCR), device that can record television programs or the images from a video camera on magnetic tape (see tape recorder); it can also play prerecorded tapes. A VCR converts the ...

flageolet

(Encyclopedia)flageolet flăjəlĕtˈ [key], small straight flute of conical bore, with a whistle mouthpiece. The number of finger holes varies, as does the length, which may be from 4 to 12 in (10.2–30.5 cm). Th...

camcorder

(Encyclopedia)camcorder: see videocassette recorder. ...

VCR

(Encyclopedia)VCR: see videocassette recorder. ...

flute

(Encyclopedia)flute, in music, generic term for such wind instruments as the fife, the flageolet, the panpipes, the piccolo, and the recorder. The tone of all flutes is produced by an airstream directed against an ...

magnetic tape

(Encyclopedia)magnetic tape: see computer; tape recorder. ...

Poulsen, Valdemar

(Encyclopedia)Poulsen, Valdemar välˈdəmär poulˈsən [key], 1869–1942, Danish electrical engineer. He invented (1898) the telegraphone (an early wire recorder) and the high-frequency Poulsen arc used in wirel...

ceilometer

(Encyclopedia)ceilometer sēlŏmˈĭtər [key], in aviation and meteorology, automatic instrument used to record ceiling, i.e., the altitude of the lowest cloud layer covering more than half of the sky. The ceilome...

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