videotape Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “videotape” in the English Dictionary

"videotape" in British English

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uk   /ˈvɪd.i.əʊ.teɪp/  us   /-oʊ-/
[U] special magnetictape used for ​recordingmovingpictures and ​sounds: They had ​captured the ​whole thing on videotape. [C] a videocassette

videotapeverb [T]

uk   /ˈvɪd.i.əʊ.teɪp/  us   /-oʊ-/
to ​record a ​film, ​televisionprogramme, or ​event on videotape
(Definition of videotape from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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videotapenoun [C]

 us   /ˈvɪd·i·oʊˌteɪp/ (short form video, short form tape)
a ​long, ​narrow, ​magneticstrip inside a ​rectangularplasticcontainer which ​recordssounds and ​movingimages that can be ​heard and ​seen on a ​television, or a ​recording of ​images and ​sounds: I ​bought the videotape of "Jurassic Park" for the ​kids. He ​watches videotapes of his performances so he can ​see what ​needswork.
verb [T]  us   /ˈvɪd·i·oʊˌteɪp/ (short form tape)
Why don’t you videotape the ​ballgame so you can ​watch it ​later?
(Definition of videotape from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “videotape”
in Chinese (Simplified) 盒(卡)式录像带…
in Turkish video teybi…
in Russian видеопленка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 盒(卡)式錄影帶…
in Polish kaseta wideo, wideokaseta…
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