punched tape


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punched tape

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perforated tape

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(Computer Science) a strip of paper for recording information in the form of rows of either six or eight holes, some or all of which are punched to produce a combination used as a discrete code symbol, formerly used in computers, telex machines, etc
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The punched tape acts as the score and conversely, the patterns on the rugs are turned into laser-cut textile pieces," says Szirmay.
The system translated all letters and symbols into a mathematical code that could be mechanically communicated from a keyboard via punched tape to a caster in a different room.
This came about as a result of the Murray system that employed a keyboard perforator, which allowed you to punch a paper tape, and a tape transmitter for sending the message from the punched tape.
The exceptions that come to mind include punched tape, Kearney & Trecker's tool magazine that led to the machining center and, obviously, CNC.
computer that had to be programmed in machine language and an IBM computer programmed by punched tape.
An operator could output reflectance data to a teletype machine, which produced a punched tape.