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  1. paper tapenoun

    a long narrow strip of paper


  1. paper tapenoun

    an early sequential digital storage medium consisting of a long roll of paper, each character being coded as a pattern of punched holes; originally used with teletype machines.


  1. paper tape

    Punched tape or perforated paper tape is a form of data storage that consists of a long strip of paper in which holes are punched. It developed from and was subsequently used alongside punched cards, differing in that the tape is continuous. Punched cards, and chains of punched cards, were used for control of looms in the 18th century. Use for telegraphy systems started in 1842. Punched tape was used throughout the 19th and for much of the 20th centuries for programmable looms, teleprinter communication, for input to computers of the 1950s and 1960s, and later as a storage medium for minicomputers and CNC machine tools. During the Second World War, high-speed punched tape systems using optical readout methods were used in code breaking systems. Punched tape was used to transmit data for manufacture of read-only memory chips.


  1. paper tape

    Paper tape is a form of data storage that was frequently used in early computers, essentially consisting of long strips of paper on which data could be represented by a series of punched holes. The placement and combination of these holes were used to encode information in binary form. Today, it is mostly obsolete in computing, but still used in areas such as telegraphy and embroidery.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paper tape in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paper tape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of paper tape in a Sentence

  1. Katniss Everdeens:

    I made a hoop skirt out of toilet paper, tape and glue, it was definitely the most difficult part of Katniss Everdeens wedding dress, which, you do n’t even see in the end. But it created the silhouette that I wanted.

  2. Aaron Sellers:

    The voter that made the video checked in at 10:05 a.m., if you look on the video she's voting for Republican Mike DeWine and the paper tape is showing( a vote for) Cordray. That vote occurred at 9:39 a.m.

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