Definition of magnetic tape in English:

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magnetic tape


[mass noun]
Tape used in recording sound, pictures, or computer data.
Example sentences
  • Although the earliest productions were broadcast live, the development of recording discs, magnetic tape, and, eventually, digital tape enabled increasingly sophisticated editing of productions.
  • The spinning spools of magnetic tape, the gigantic tape libraries with robotic cartridge-picking arms - it all seems more at home in a mainframe shop circa 1975 than in a sleek 21st century data center.
  • A clunky mainframe computer, run on magnetic tape instead of a hard drive, stretches across a wall some two meters long.

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