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Definition for double tape (2 of 2)
a ribbon of material, usually with a plastic base, coated on one side (single tape) or both sides (double tape) with a substance containing iron oxide, to make it sensitive to impulses from an electromagnet: used to record sound, images, data, etc.
Origin of magnetic tape
First recorded in 1935–40
Also called electromagnetic tape, tape.
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British Dictionary definitions for double tape
a long narrow plastic or metal strip coated or impregnated with a ferromagnetic material such as iron oxide, used to record sound or video signals or to store information in computersSometimes (informal) shortened to: mag tape
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Science definitions for double tape
A plastic tape coated with iron oxide for use in magnetic recording.
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Culture definitions for double tape
A device for storing information, in which signals are recorded by lining up small bits of magnetic materials in the coating on the tape. Ordinary tape recorders use magnetic tape.
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