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[mass noun] A system for the reproduction of video signals recorded on a laserdisc.
- ‘Shoot the beam of a LaserVision DM at an object and you get an automatic readout of the distance up to 200 feet, accurate to an eighth of an inch (third of a centimeter).’
1980s: from laser + vision, on the pattern of television.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.