a narrow strip of paper in which holes are punched in designated patterns to represent characters: formerly in common use as an input/output medium.
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Origin of paper tape
1885–90, for earlier sense
Also called punched tape, punch tape.
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British Dictionary definitions for paper tape
a former name for punched tape
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