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A plastic tape coated with iron oxide or another metallic particle for use in magnetic recording.
(Electronics) 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 computers. Sometimes (informal) shortened to: mag tape
a ribbon of material coated with a substance sensitive to electromagnetic impulses and used to record sound, images, or data. Compare audiotape, videotape.
A tape or ribbon of any material impregnated or coated with magnetic or other material on which information may be placed in the form of magnetically polarized spots.
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|Noun||1.||magnetic tape - memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information; "he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview"|
audiotape - magnetic tape for use in recording sound
cassette tape - a cassette that contains magnetic tape
magnetic stripe - a short strip of magnetic tape attached to a credit card or debit card; it contains data that will tell a reading device who you are and what your account number is, etc.
videotape - a relatively wide magnetic tape for use in recording visual images and associated sound