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Dictionary definition for: Tape

1. (n) a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening; "he used a piece of tape for a belt" "he wrapped a tape around the package"

2. (v) fasten or attach with tape; "tape the shipping label to the box"

3. (n) a recording made on magnetic tape; "the several recordings were combined on a master tape"

4. (v) record on videotape

5. (n) the finishing line for a foot race; "he broke the tape in record time"

6. (v) register electronically; "They recorded her singing"

7. (n) measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths; "the carpenter should have used his tape measure"

8. (n) 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"

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