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videotape

[vid-ee-oh-teyp] /ˈvɪd i oʊˌteɪp/
noun
1.
magnetic tape on which the electronic impulses produced by the video and audio portions of a television program, motion picture, etc., are recorded (distinguished from audiotape).
verb (used with object), videotaped, videotaping.
2.
to record (programs, etc.) on videotape.
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videotaper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for video tape

video tape

noun
1.
magnetic tape used mainly for recording the vision and sound signals of a television programme or film for subsequent transmission
verb
2.
to record (a programme, film, etc) on video tape
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Word Origin and History for video tape

videotape

n.

1953, from video + tape (n.). The verb is 1958, from the noun. Related: Videotaped; videotaping.

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