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digital audiotape

[dij-i-tl aw-dee-oh-teyp] /ˈdɪdʒ ɪ tl ˈɔ di oʊˌteɪp/
noun
1.
a cassette containing magnetic tape used for high-fidelity digital recording or playback of audio.
Abbreviation: DAT.
Origin of digital audiotape
1975-1980
First recorded in 1975-80
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  • Why, dat's where dey shaved it off befo' dey cut my head open.

  • dat's where our horse gits it; he's a stretch runner, he is.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • Say, Missus, didn't de Sheriff say dat was a perfec' likeness?

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Contrast the construction of bebeorgan a few lines below (l. 1759), where the dat.

    Beowulf Unknown
  • (as here, Geat) of the person affected; others (as þyncan) take the dat.

    Beowulf Unknown
  • (feather-equipment), the feathers of the shaft of the arrow: dat.

    Beowulf Unknown
  • With accompanying gen.: wges heard, strong in battle, 887; dat.

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  • With accompanying gen.: wīges heard, strong in battle, 887; dat.

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British Dictionary definitions for dat

DAT

abbreviation
1.
digital audio tape

dat.

abbreviation
1.
dative
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for dat

representing the pronunciation of that in West Indian, Irish, or U.S. black speech, from 1680s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for dat

DAT

noun

A tank-crew member

[1970s+ Army; fr dumbass tanker]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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