prefade

noun
pre·​fade | \ˌprē-ˈfād \
variants: or pre-fade

Definition of prefade 

: a function of an electronic device that allows an operator to observe a video or audio signal prior to fading it in (as on live television or radio) used prefade to check the sound quality often used before another noun turned on prefade modea prefade circuit

First Known Use of prefade

1941, in the meaning defined above

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