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tape

noun [C]
 
 
/teɪp/
COMMUNICATIONS, IT a narrow, very long strip of plastic with a magnetic covering for storing information, pictures, or sounds: Evidence from the tapes showed that the sales director was involved in corrupt negotations.on tape They admitted on tape that they were working for a tabloid newspaper. magnetic tape
WORKPLACE a narrow, very long strip of material that is sticky on one side and can be used to fix things together: Attach the mat to the backboard with tape.
→  See also red tape , sticky tape , ticker tape
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