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a. A continuous narrow, flexible strip of cloth, metal, paper, or plastic, such as adhesive tape, magnetic tape, or ticker tape.
b. A narrow strip of strong woven fabric, as that used in sewing or bookbinding.
c. A string stretched across the finish line of a racetrack to be broken by the winner.
a. A length, reel, or cassette of magnetic tape.
b. A recording made on magnetic tape.
3. A tape measure.
v. taped, tap·ing, tapes
1. To fasten, secure, strengthen, or wrap with a tape: taped the box so that it wouldn't fall apart.
2. To record (sounds or pictures) on magnetic tape or other electronic storage medium: The reporter taped the interview.
3. To measure with a tape measure.
To make a recording on magnetic tape or other electronic storage medium.

[Middle English, strip of cloth, from Old English *tæppe or *tæppa (attested only in the plural tæppan).]

tape′a·ble adj.
tape′less adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.taped - secured or held in place by tape; "carefully taped pieces of glass served as a windowpane"
fixed - securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor"
2.taped - recorded on tape
recorded - set down or registered in a permanent form especially on film or tape for reproduction; "recorded music"
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Homicide suspects' statements were taped by 83 percent of the surveyed agencies that used videotaping.
Interrogations and confessions were taped for a variety of reasons.
Defense attorneys sometimes tried to insinuate that confessions were intentionally not taped because they couldn't withstand the close scrutiny, but the argument rarely persuaded judges to suppress such statements.