vocoder

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noun vo·cod·er \ˈvō-ˈkō-dər\

Definition of vocoder

  1. :  an electronic mechanism that reduces speech signals to slowly varying signals transmittable over communication systems of limited frequency bandwidth

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Origin and Etymology of vocoder

voice coder

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