magnetic tape on which the electronic impulses produced by the video and audio portions of a television program, motion picture, etc., are recorded (distinguished from audiotape).

verb (used with object), vid·e·o·taped, vid·e·o·tap·ing.

to record (programs, etc.) on videotape.

Origin of videotape

Related formsvid·e·o·tap·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of videotape

  • The reports also commented on the replacement of the traditional letter by videotape as the preferred method of communication.

Word Origin and History for videotape

1953, from video + tape (n.). The verb is 1958, from the noun. Related: Videotaped; videotaping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper