Definition of digital audiotape in English:

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digital audiotape

Pronunciation: /ˈdijidl ˈôdēōˌtāp/
(abbreviation DAT)


Magnetic tape used to make digital sound recordings of very high quality.
Example sentences
  • I used it to restore the entire directory from DAT (digital audiotape), which took about 20 minutes.
  • Unitary currents were recorded using a RK - 300 patch-clamp amplifier with a 10 - G feedback resistance and stored on digital audiotape.
  • There's a way of thinking about digital videotape in the same way that you would think about digital audiotape, and a lot of contemporary musicians will use distortion as a characteristic of the music they're making.

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Syllabification: dig·it·al au·di·o·tape

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