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Tape Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    tape n
  1. a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening; "he used a piece of tape for a belt"; "he wrapped a tape around the package"
  2. a recording made on magnetic tape; "the several recordings were combined on a master tape" [syn: tape recording, taping]
  3. the finishing line for a foot race; "he broke the tape in record time"
  4. measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths; "the carpenter should have used his tape measure" [syn: tapeline, tape measure]
  5. memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information; "he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview" [syn: magnetic tape, mag tape}] v
  6. fasten or attach with tape; "tape the shipping label to the box"
  7. record on videotape [syn: videotape]
  8. register electronically; "They recorded her singing" [syn: record] [ant: erase]
Tape Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Tape \Tape\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taped; p. pr. & vb. n. Taping.] To furnish with tape; to fasten, tie, bind, or the like, with tape; specif. (Elec.), to cover (a wire) with insulating tape.
Tape Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Tape \Tape\, n. [AS. t[ae]ppe a fillet. Cf. Tapestry, Tippet.]
  1. A narrow fillet or band of cotton or linen; a narrow woven fabric used for strings and the like; as, curtains tied with tape.
  2. A tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so marked as to serve as a tapeline; as, a steel tape. Red tape. See under Red. Tape grass (Bot.), a plant (Vallisneria spiralis) with long ribbonlike leaves, growing in fresh or brackish water; -- called also fresh-water eelgrass, and, in Maryland, wild celery. Tape needle. See Bodkin, n., 4.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Tape'


  • Tape: Tape can refer to: Recording media : Magnetic tape Cassette Tape , a magnetic data/audio storage device. Digital Audio Tape (DAT) ...
  • Magnetic tape: Magnetic tape is a medium for magnetic recording , made of a thin magnetizable coating on a long, narrow strip of plastic . It was ...
  • Tape recorder: An audio tape recorder, tape deck, reel-to-reel tape deck , cassette deck or tape machine is an audio storage device that records and ...
  • Videotape: A videotape is a recording of images and sounds on to magnetic tape as opposed to movie film or random access digital media. ...
  • Duct tape: Duct tape, or duck tape, is cloth or scrim backed pressure sensitive tape often sealed with polyethylene . similar to gaffer tape which ...
  • Magnetic tape data storage: Magnetic tape has been used for data storage for over 50 years. In this time, many advances in tape formulation, packaging, and data ...
  • Tape drive: A tape drive is a data storage device that reads and writes data on a magnetic tape . It is typically used for offline, archival data ...
  • Punched tape: Punched tape or paper tape is a largely obsolete form of data storage , consisting of a long strip of paper in which holes are punched to ...

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* One only needs two tools in life WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop. - G. Weilacher

* Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.... - Carl Zwanzig


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