round tape

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macrotape

/mak'roh-tayp/ n. An industry-standard reel of tape. Originally, as opposed to a DEC microtape; nowadays, as opposed to modern QIC and DDS tapes. Syn. {round tape}.
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round tape

n. Industry-standard 1/2-inch magnetic tape (7- or 9-track) on traditional circular reels. See macrotape, oppose square tape.
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round tape definition

storage, jargon
Industry-standard 1/2-inch magnetic tape (7- or 9-track) on traditional circular reels.
See macrotape, opposite: square tape.
[Jargon File]
(1996-02-03)

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