Punch-tape

paper tape

noun Computers.
a narrow strip of paper in which holes are punched in designated patterns to represent characters: formerly in common use as an input/output medium.
Also called punched tape, punch tape.


Origin:
1885–90, for earlier sense

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punched tape

noun
Computers. paper tape.
Also, punch tape.


Origin:
1880–85

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paper tape
 
n
US equivalent: perforated tape a strip of paper for recording information in the form of rows of either six or eight holes, some or all of which are punched to produce a combination used as a discrete code symbol, formerly used in computers, telex machines, etc

punched tape or sometimes (US) perforated tape
 
n
other terms for paper tape
 
perforated tape or sometimes (US) perforated tape
 
n

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