Definition of paper tape in English:

paper tape

Syllabification: pa·per tape


  • 1Paper in the form of a long narrow strip.
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    • 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 in the form of a long narrow strip with holes punched in it, used in older computer systems for conveying data or instructions.
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    • 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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