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paper tape

noun, Computers.
1.
a narrow strip of paper in which holes are punched in designated patterns to represent characters: formerly in common use as an input/output medium.
Also called punched tape, punch tape.
Origin of paper tape
1885-1890
1885-90, for earlier sense
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paper tape

noun
1.
a former name for punched tape
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