closed-captioned

adjective
closed-cap·​tioned | \ ˈklōz(d)-ˈkap-shənd \

Definition of closed-captioned

of a television program
: broadcast with captions that appear only on the screen of a receiver equipped with a decoder

First Known Use of closed-captioned

1979, in the meaning defined above

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