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Helical scan

(modifier) denoting a recording technique used with video tapes in which the recorded tracks on the tape are segments of a helix: a helical-scan tape


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    [hel-i-krahy-suh m, hee-li-] /ˌhɛl ɪˈkraɪ səm, ˌhi lɪ-/ noun 1. any of the numerous composite plants of the genus Helichrysum, having alternate leaves and solitary or clustered flower heads, including the strawflower. /ˌhɛlɪˈkraɪzəm/ noun 1. any plant of the widely cultivated genus Helichrysum, whose flowers retain their shape and colour when dried: family Asteraceae (composites)

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