Meaning of digital recording

dig'ital record'ing

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a method of sound recording in which an input audio waveform is sampled at regular intervals, usually between 40,000 and 50,000 times per second, and each sample is assigned a numerical value, usually expressed in binary notation.
  2. a record or tape made by this method. Cf. analog recording.
  3. a system of recording information on magnetic tape for processing by a digital computer.
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