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  1. See under magnetic tape.
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magnetic tape

noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of magnetic tape

First recorded in 1935–40
Also called electromagnetic tape, tape.
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British Dictionary definitions for double tape

magnetic tape

noun
  1. 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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double tape in Science

magnetic tape

  1. A plastic tape coated with iron oxide for use in magnetic recording.
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double tape in Culture

magnetic 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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