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  1. dative.
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digital audiotape

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

First recorded in 1975–80
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Examples from the Web for dat

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • 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

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

    Beowulf

    Unknown

  • Contrast the construction of bebeorgan a few lines below (l. 1759), where the dat.

    Beowulf

    Unknown


British Dictionary definitions for dat

DAT

abbreviation for
  1. digital audio tape
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dat.

abbreviation for
  1. dative
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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.

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