digital audiotape

[ dij-i-tl aw-dee-oh-teyp ]
/ ˈdɪdʒ ɪ tl ˈɔ di oʊˌteɪp /

noun

a cassette containing magnetic tape used for high-fidelity digital recording or playback of audio. Abbreviation: DAT

Nearby words

  1. digicam,
  2. digit,
  3. digital,
  4. digital audio tape,
  5. digital audiodisk,
  6. digital badge,
  7. digital camera,
  8. digital citizen,
  9. digital clock,
  10. digital compact cassette

Origin of digital audiotape

First recorded in 1975–80

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British Dictionary definitions for digital audio tape

digital audio tape

noun

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