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punched tape

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noun
  1. Computers. paper tape.
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Origin of punched tape

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for punched tape

punched tape

sometimes US perforated tape

noun
  1. a strip of paper for recording information in the form of rows of either six or eight holes, some or all of which are punched to produce a combination used as a discrete code symbol, formerly used in computers, telex machines, etc
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