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MAGNETIC TAPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does magnetic tape mean? 

MAGNETIC TAPE (noun)
  The noun MAGNETIC TAPE has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: MAGNETIC TAPE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAGNETIC TAPE (noun)


Sense 1magnetic tape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

mag tape; magnetic tape; tape

Context example:

he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview

Hypernyms ("magnetic tape" is a kind of...):

memory device; storage device (a device that preserves information for retrieval)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "magnetic tape"):

audiotape (magnetic tape for use in recording sound)

cassette tape (a cassette that contains magnetic tape)

magnetic stripe (a short strip of magnetic tape attached to a credit card or debit card; it contains data that will tell a reading device who you are and what your account number is, etc.)

videotape (a relatively wide magnetic tape for use in recording visual images and associated sound)


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