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tape

noun
 
 
/teɪp/
RECORDING [C, U] a long, thin piece of plastic that is used to store sound, pictures, or information, or a plastic box containing it: Can you turn the tape over? I've got the match on tape.Bands, straps and stripsRecording sounds and images
STICKY [U] a thin piece of plastic that has glue on one side and is used for sticking things together: adhesive/sticky tape Bands, straps and stripsGlues and gluing and stickiness
MATERIAL [C, U] a long, thin piece of material used, for example, in sewing or to tie things together →  See also red tape , Scotch tape Bands, straps and strips
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