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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.
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without tape
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