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punched tape

or punch tape

noun
1.
Computers. paper tape.
Origin of punched tape
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • The signal was coming through frantically as Tiger reached for the pile of punched tape running out on the floor.

    Star Surgeon Alan Nourse
  • Two telephones are now used, and the punched tape has in it five rows of perforations.

    The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams
British Dictionary definitions for punched tape

punched tape

noun
1.
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
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