from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To play over again: replay a tennis match; replay a tape; replay history.
- n. The act or process of replaying.
- n. Something replayed.
- n. An instant replay.
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- v. to play again
- v. to display a recording of a previous event, especially multiple times
- n. the replaying of (something), for example of televised footage.
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- v. play (a melody) again
- v. play again
- n. something (especially a game) that is played again
- v. reproduce (a recording) on a recorder
- v. repeat a game against the same opponent
- n. the immediate rebroadcast of some action (especially sports action) that has been recorded on videotape
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In both cases, replay is permitted in one specific situation (a goal, or a home run) to determine one specific fact (whether the ball/puck went over the relevant line).
(And, to be fair, football uses replay for some calls for which replay is of little help.) There is very little judgment involved in such a call — unlike, say, calling balls and strikes or a balk — and replay can often provide a definitive answer.
Accommodations are made to maintain the integrity of the game — such as waiting until a natural stoppage before reviewing the tape — but instant replay is still used to make sure saves are saves and goals are goals, and it works.
But baseball does not use replay for something for which replay is very well suited — the timing of tags — that could affect the outcome of a game.
Lederman says scoring in boxing hasn't changed "an awful lot" over the years, although he says he's "sure instant replay is very close to coming in."
I assume Coulter writes this stuff as a gimmick, but the lack of substantive replay is pretty telling.
Then, while the replay is being broadcast, the players could rest and talk amongst themselves.
Can it replay from the last position a video was at?
The DEM's are stuck in replay mode with social special interests, and socializing traditionally free-market entities (healthcare, utilities, energy companies).
The GOP is stuck in replay mode. .with the military defense industry and big business.