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  1. closed-captionedadjective

    broadcast with captions that are seen only on receivers having special equipment; can be provided for hard-of-hearing viewers


  1. closed-captionedadjective

    Having captions that can only be seen with the appropriate equipment.


  1. closed-captioned

    Closed captioning (CC) and subtitling are both processes of displaying text on a television, video screen, or other visual display to provide additional or interpretive information. Both are typically used as a transcription of the audio portion of a program as it occurs (either verbatim or in edited form), sometimes including descriptions of non-speech elements. Other uses have included providing a textual alternative language translation of a presentation's primary audio language that is usually burned-in (or "open") to the video and unselectable. HTML5 defines subtitles as a "transcription or translation of the dialogue when sound is available but not understood" by the viewer (for example, dialogue in a foreign language) and captions as a "transcription or translation of the dialogue, sound effects, relevant musical cues, and other relevant audio information when sound is unavailable or not clearly audible" (for example, when audio is muted or the viewer is deaf or hard of hearing).


  1. closed-captioned

    Closed-captioned refers to a system of displaying text on a television, video screen, or other visual display of a program, film, or video that depicts the audio content such as dialogues, sounds, or music. This feature is widely used to assist individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing to fully understand and follow the content. It also assists in understanding dialogue when watching in a noisy environment or when the volume is muted.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of closed-captioned in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of closed-captioned in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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