General English


  • To advance a tape rapidly. For instance, than in a VHS cassette or digital audio tape cartridge. The term may also be used to refer to moving forward rapidly within the programming of an optical disc, such as a DVD.
  • The mechanism utilized to fast-forward (1).
  • A command, button, or function which fast-forwards (1).
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Media Studies

  • noun a function on a tape machine causes the tape to wind forwards quickly
  • noun a button or switch that controls the fast-forward function on an electronic recording device