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.
- Also called punched tape, punch tape .
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How to use paper tape in a sentence
The paper tape is moved by an electrically-driven gear, while time intervals are indicated by means of clockwork mechanism.Practical Cinematography and Its Applications | Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
There is a paper tape that passes continuously over two rollers and has two stylos constantly bearing on it.Practical Cinematography and Its Applications | Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
The standard PDP alphanumeric paper tape code includes an odd parity bit which may be checked by the program.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3) | Digital Equipment Corporation
These routines include various format print outs, paper tape and magnetic tape read in programs, and display subroutines.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3) | Digital Equipment Corporation
Just then he heard of an erratic genius who had an invention for winding paper tape on wire for the use of milliners.The History of the Telephone | Herbert N. Casson
British Dictionary definitions for paper tape
a former name for punched tape
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