Betamax

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Betamax

  1. (trademark) A home videocassette recording format.

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Verb[edit]

Betamax (third-person singular simple present Betamaxes, present participle Betamaxing, simple past and past participle Betamaxed)

  1. To make obsolete.
    • 2006, Ian David Aronson, DV Filmmaking, From Start to Finish, volume 1, O'Reilly Media, ISBN 0596008481, page 98:
      If you don’t want to get Betamaxed, or stuck with a dated technology, it might be a good idea to purchase the latest, fastest computer available.
    • 2008, Chris DiBona, Mark Stone, and Danese Cooper, Open Sources 2.0, The Continuing Evolution, O'Reilly Media, ISBN 0596553897, page 159:
      DRM can't stop piracy, but it can prevent anyone from Betamaxing another industry, commercializing disruptive technology development without content-industry sanction.
    • 2012, Michael Meyers, CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, edition 8, McGraw Hill Professional, ISBN 007179512X, page 253:
      CRIMM RDRAM offered dramatic possibilities for high-speed PCs but ran into three roadblocks that Betamaxed it.

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