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single tape

noun
1.
See under magnetic tape.

magnetic tape

noun
1.
a ribbon of material, usually with a plastic base, coated on one side (single tape) or both sides (double tape) with a substance containing iron oxide, to make it sensitive to impulses from an electromagnet: used to record sound, images, data, etc.
Also called electromagnetic tape, tape.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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Examples from the web for single tape
  • Experience for multiple companies may be submitted on a single tape or diskette.
  • Each interview was audio taped using a single tape recorder with an external microphone.
  • These files are backed up to a single tape, overwriting any data already on it.
British Dictionary definitions for single tape

magnetic tape

noun
1.
a long narrow plastic or metal strip coated or impregnated with a ferromagnetic material such as iron oxide, used to record sound or video signals or to store information in computers Sometimes (informal) shortened to mag tape
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single tape in Science
magnetic tape  
A plastic tape coated with iron oxide for use in magnetic recording.
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single tape in Culture

magnetic tape definition


A device for storing information, in which signals are recorded by lining up small bits of magnetic materials in the coating on the tape. Ordinary tape recorders use magnetic tape.

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