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magnetic tape

n.
A plastic tape coated with iron oxide or another metallic particle for use in magnetic recording.
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magnetic tape

n
(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
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magnet′ic tape′


n.
a ribbon of material coated with a substance sensitive to electromagnetic impulses and used to record sound, images, or data. Compare audiotape, videotape.
[1935–40]
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magnetic tape

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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnetic tape - memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxidemagnetic 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.
memory device, storage device - a device that preserves information for retrieval
videotape - a relatively wide magnetic tape for use in recording visual images and associated sound
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Translations

magnetic tape

nnastro magnetico
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Names, addresses, account numbers and statements were stored on two magnetic tapes which were meant to be destroyed by a subcontractor in 2016.
In a statement, the bank said, 'Several magnetic tapes containing back-up data were physically lost in transit during routine operations.
Cards that use magnetic tapes to store users' details can easily be tampered with and the information stored on tapes can be retrieved or destroyed.
Magnetic tapes with a coating of magnetic powder measuring tens of nanometers applied to the top of the film are currently considered the mainstream form of tape storage media.
In approximately 15 seconds, the unit quietly erases data from hard disk drives with nominal coercivity ratings of up to 5300 Oe and magnetic tapes with nominal coercivity ratings of up to 2600 Oe.
* Erases data from longitudinal magnetic recorded and perpendicular magnetic recorded hard disk drives with nominal coercivity ratings of up to 5300 Oe and magnetic tapes with nominal coercivity ratings of up to 2600 Oe
has lost magnetic tapes containing personal data on its customers in a theft of a truck load of its products in Tokyo in August, police sources said Friday.
The man who devised the lunar camera for the mission, retired engineer Stan Lebar, is hoping the magnetic tapes can be recovered somewhere from the bowels of Nasa.
Fields of application are said to include high performance wood coating, synthetic leather, coating magnetic tapes (audio, video), coating for security glass, adding chlorine resistance to spandex fibers, coating with high UV resistance, adhesives and sealants, and reactive hot melts.
Kurt Gerecke, a physicist and storage expert at IBM Deutschland, has his own view: If you want to avoid having to burn new CDs every few years, use magnetic tapes to store all your pictures, videos, and songs for a lifetime.

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