Definitions for tape recorder
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word tape recorder
tape recorder, tape machine(noun)
a magnetic recorder using magnetic tape
an electromechanical device use to record and play back sound, etc.
An audio tape recorder, tape deck, reel-to-reel tape deck, cassette deck or tape machine is an audio storage device that records and plays back sounds, including articulated voices, usually using magnetic tape, either wound on a reel or in a cassette, for storage. In its present day form, it records a fluctuating signal by moving the tape across a tape head that polarizes the magnetic domains in the tape in proportion to the audio signal. The use of magnetic tape for sound recording originated around 1930. Magnetizable tape revolutionized both the radio broadcast and music recording industries. It gave artists and producers the power to record and re-record audio with minimal loss in quality as well as edit and rearrange recordings with ease. The alternative recording technologies of the era, transcription discs and wire recorders, could not provide anywhere near this level of quality and functionality. Since some early refinements improved the fidelity of the reproduced sound, magnetic tape has been the highest quality analog sound recording medium available. However, as of the first decade of the 21st century, analog magnetic tape is largely being replaced by digital recording technologies for most sound recording purposes.
The numerical value of tape recorder in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of tape recorder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Don't let your life be a tape recorder of the misery of the past. You can do nothing about the past. -RVM
Images & Illustrations of tape recorder
Translations for tape recorder
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- båndoptager, kassettebåndoptagerDanish
- Tonbandgerät, KassettenrekorderGerman
- magnetofon, magnóHungarian
- registratore a nastro, magnetofonoItalian
- båndoptageriKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- mag, magnetofonRomanian
- bandspelare, kassettbandspelareSwedish
- టేపు రికార్డరుTelugu
Get even more translations for tape recorder »
Find a translation for the tape recorder definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these tape recorder definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"tape recorder." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 28 Jul 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/tape recorder>.