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digital audiotape

[dij-i-tl aw-dee-oh-teyp]
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noun
  1. a cassette containing magnetic tape used for high-fidelity digital recording or playback of audio. Abbreviation: DAT

Origin of digital audiotape

First recorded in 1975–80
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British Dictionary definitions for digital audio tape

digital audio tape

noun
  1. magnetic tape on which sound is recorded digitally, giving high-fidelity reproductionAbbreviation: DAT
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