Definition of Phonograph

1. Noun. Machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically.




Definition of Phonograph

1. n. A character or symbol used to represent a sound, esp. one used in phonography.

Definition of Phonograph

1. Noun. Literally, a device that captures sound waves onto an engraved archive; a lathe. ¹

2. Noun. (British historical) A device that records or plays sound from cylinder records. ¹

3. Noun. (context: North America) A turntable, especially an early, archaic record player. ¹

4. Noun. (dated) A character or symbol used to represent a sound, especially one used in phonography. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phonograph

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Medical Definition of Phonograph

1. 1. A character or symbol used to represent a sound, especially. One used in phonography. 2. An instrument for the mechanical registration and reproduction of audible sounds, as articulate speech, etc. It consists of a rotating cylinder or disk covered with some material easily indented, as tinfoil, wax, paraffin, etc, above which is a thin plate carrying a stylus. As the plate vibrates under the influence of a sound, the stylus makes minute indentations or undulations in the soft material, and these, when the cylinder or disk is again turned, set the plate in vibration, and reproduce the sound. Origin: Phono- + -graph. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phonograph

phonocardiographs
phonocardiography
phonocatheter
phonocentrism
phonocentrisms
phonofiddle
phonofiddles
phonogenic
phonogram
phonogramic
phonogramically
phonogramme
phonogrammes
phonogrammic
phonograms
phonograph (current term)
phonograph album
phonograph needle
phonograph record
phonograph recording
phonograph recording disk
phonograph records
phonographer
phonographers
phonographic
phonographical
phonographically
phonographies
phonographist
phonographists

Literary usage of Phonograph

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1. Proceedings by National Speech Arts Association (1893)
"Edison's early phonograph, nevertheless, contained every essential feature of the most ... Thus, the phonograph, in its primitive form, consists of a little ..."

2. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1897)
"Dictating to the phonograph obviates this chafing of the reined-in thought, ... Economically, the phonograph vastly increases his capacity for work, ..."

3. Financing an Enterprise by Hugh Ronald Conyngton (1921)
"Speculative Features of the phonograph Take another instance along the same general lines, ... The first attempts to introduce the phonograph were failures, ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1888)
"I have long waited for the perfection of Mr. Edison's phonograph, in order that I might again satisfy myself and resume experimenting with this instrument ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1891)
"Hence,although the phonograph was enthusiastically received and created a ... This invention did not differ from the original phonograph in principle, ..."

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