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punched tape

Computers. paper tape.
Origin of punched tape
1880-85 Unabridged
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  • Electronic translators can convert punched tape records into suitable input for digital computers.
British Dictionary definitions for punched tape

punched 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
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