Definitions for magnetic tape
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a ribbon of material coated with a substance sensitive to electromagnetic impulses and used to record sound, images, or data.
Category: Hi-Fi and Audio
Ref: Compare audiotape, videotape.
Origin of magnetic tape:
magnetic tape, mag tape, tape(noun)
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"
A type of (usually) acrylic tape with a fine coating of magnetically sensitive material on one side, used for recording audio and other data.
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