Definition of video recorder in US English:

video recorder


  • A device that, when linked to a television set, can be used for recording on and playing videotapes.

    • ‘Germination was immediately recorded with a VHS video recorder using x4 and x10 magnification.’
    • ‘The behavior of the fly pairs was recorded using a video recorder.’
    • ‘From 1.30 pm on, Mary has three televisions and the video recorder on in the house.’
    • ‘Two men were caught on CCTV stealing a video recorder from the common room before going upstairs and trying residents' doors.’
    • ‘If used like an ordinary video recorder, it could record six channels of TV for ten days non-stop.’
    • ‘Male behavior was recorded for 30 min by using a VHS video recorder on day 2 after spawning.’
    • ‘I hold my remote control and - yes - I can programme my video recorder.’
    • ‘The system consists of three components: a capture unit, a standard video recorder and a replay unit.’
    • ‘They also had a security camera linked to a video recorder fitted to the rear of the house, a security light at the front and an alarm.’
    • ‘Suddenly this all looked much easier than having to programme the video recorder.’


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