- noun a thin ribbon of plastic coated with iron oxide that can store information by becoming magnetised
- A tape utilized for magnetic recording. Such a tape usually consists of a strip of plastic, paper, or metal which is coated or impregnated with a magnetizable material such as iron oxide particles. magnetic tape may be utilized to make analog or digital recordings of data, audio, and/or video. Also called tape (2), or recording tape (1).
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