dictating machine

noun

Definition of dictating machine

: a machine used especially for the recording of human speech for transcription

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Recent Examples on the Web There was the light bulb and the phonograph, of course, but also the kinetoscope, the dictating machine, the alkaline battery, and the electric meter. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, "The Real Nature of Thomas Edison’s Genius," 21 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of dictating machine

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Dictating machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dictating%20machine. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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