instant replay

1. Also called, Brit., action replay. Television.
a. the recording and immediate rebroadcasting of a segment of a live television broadcast, esp. of a sports event: an instant replay of the touchdown pass.
b. a segment recorded and immediately rebroadcast.
2. Informal. the repetition, review, or reenactment of something immediately or soon after its initial occurrence.
[1965-70, Amer.]

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