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[vid-ee-oh-teyp] /ˈvɪd i oʊˌteɪp/
magnetic tape on which the electronic impulses produced by the video and audio portions of a television program, motion picture, etc., are recorded (distinguished from audiotape).
verb (used with object), videotaped, videotaping.
to record (programs, etc.) on videotape.
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videotaper, noun Unabridged
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  • The reports also commented on the replacement of the traditional letter by videotape as the preferred method of communication.

Word Origin and History for videotape

1953, from video + tape (n.). The verb is 1958, from the noun. Related: Videotaped; videotaping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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