dictating machine


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

Examples of dictating machine in a Sentence

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, 21 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dictating machine was in 1907

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“Dictating machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dictating%20machine. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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