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[vid-ee-oh-teyp] /ˈvɪd i oʊˌteɪp/
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.
to record (programs, etc.) on videotape.
Origin of videotape
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videotaper, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for videotape
  • videotape or photograph the neighborhood as it looks today.
  • Scientists also videotape the animals' corresponding behavior and feed the data into a modified human speech-recognition program.
  • For four days, she wore a cap studded with electrodes so that doctors could observe her brain waves and videotape her.
  • Officials weren't even aware that the cars had made contact until they watched the videotape after the race.
  • Nelson has never catalogued his thousands of hours of audio- and videotape.
  • But he was later seen walking in a videotape, clearly in possession of both his legs.
  • People have long been able to photocopy texts, tape-record music, and videotape television shows.
  • After a summer vacation back home, the student reappeared with a videotape to prove her case.
  • Clips of him nodding yes had been spliced into the videotape after statements with which he remembers disagreeing.
  • He was seen alive on one videotape, reported killed on another.
Word Origin and History for videotape

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

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