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Meaning of magnetic tape

magnet'ic tape'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a ribbon of material, usually with a plastic base, coated on one sideor both sideswith a substance containing iron oxide, to make it sensitive to impulses from an electromagnet: used to record sound, images, data, etc. Also called
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