Definition of closed caption in English:

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closed caption

noun

One of a series of subtitles to a television programme, accessible through a decoder.
Example sentences
  • In addition, a French mono track is included, along with French and Spanish subtitles and English closed captions, to round out the admirable audio options on this disc.
  • Also included on this disc are English subtitles and closed captions.
  • I had a project last year (it's still online) that simply decoded TV closed captions.

verb

(closed-caption) [with object] (usually as noun closed-captioning)
Provide (a programme) with closed captions.
Example sentences
  • Ultimately, one of their competitors may step up to the plate first and make TV clips with closed-captioning transcripts widely available.
  • I've been closed-captioning the new Whose Line Is It Anyway?
  • The anecdotal evidence indicated that closed-captioned programs were effective in promoting the learners’ reading fluency.

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