Definition of punched tape in English:

punched tape

Syllabification: punched tape


  • A paper tape perforated according to a code, formerly used for conveying instructions or data to a data processor.
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    • Control may be direct or via a program stored on a punched tape…
    • One of its most innovative features was that it could be programmed by means of a punched tape.
    • The hackers at MIT fed their computers on punched tape, which they kept in an open, unlocked drawer.

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