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telecine

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noun tele·cine \ˈte-li-ˌsi-nē, ˌte-li-ˈsi-\

Definition of telecine

  1. :  the equipment used in the process of transferring a motion picture to videotape or converting it into television images; also :  such a process



Origin and Etymology of telecine

probably short for telecinema, from French télécinéma, from télé- tele- + cinéma cinema


First Known Use: 1935


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