magnetic tape
noun Date: 1937 a thin ribbon (as of plastic) coated with a magnetic material on which information (as sound or television images) may be stored

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  • magnetic tape — noun memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview • Syn: ↑mag tape, ↑tape • Derivationally …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnetic tape — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms magnetic tape : singular magnetic tape plural magnetic tapes a long narrow flat piece of plastic covered with a magnetic substance and used for recording sounds, images, or computer information …   English dictionary

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