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Definition of paper tape in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Paper in the form of a long, narrow strip.
Example sentences
  • Dad would carefully cut the ends and then everyone would package the cigarettes in bundles of ten, secured with paper tape: 10 cigarettes, 30 yen.
  • Use paper tape or a nonadherent dressing on frail skin and gently remove it.
  • The surgeon will apply some sterile paper tape to support the eyelids after surgery, which is normally removed after three to five days.
1.1Paper tape with holes punched in it, used in older computer systems for conveying data or instructions.
Example sentences
  • A 35-year veteran of General Mills, he started as a computer operator working with punch cards and paper tape.
  • With glowing valves and copious amounts of paper tape the Met Office finally embraced the computer age in 1959 and purchased a Ferranti Mercury, which was nicknamed Meteor.
  • About the same time I was told that the paper tape as a means of computer input was dead.

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