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tape

1. a string stretched across the track at the end of a race course

Tape

 

a geodetic instrument for measuring the length of lines on location. Made of steel or invar, it is 15 to 20 mm wide, 0.3 to 0.4 mm thick, and 20 to 50 m long (sometimes up to 100 m). The accuracy of measurement if the tape is laid directly on the ground is from 1:1,000 to 1:3,000; for other measuring methods the accuracy is 1:20,000 or higher.

tape

[tāp]
(computer science)
A ribbonlike material used to store data in lengthwise sequential position.
(engineering)
A graduated steel ribbon used, instead of a chain, in surveying.

tape

1. See joint tape.
3.See tape measure.

tape

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tape

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tape

(1) See magnetic tape, videotape and paper tape.

(2) To record or capture. Although most TV stations have phased out videotape in favor of hard drives and solid state drives (SSDs), people still use the term "tape" to mean capture. The phrase "let's go to the tape" means "let's go to the recording." Although VCRs have long disappeared, consumers with DVRs may also "tape the show." See videotape.
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The bond strength of the seal to the host surface is limited only by the adhesion standards of the generic self-adhesive tape purchased for the application.
This is the most common of the three advanced methods, with hundreds of customers using it to provide on-site and off-site backups without moving tape anywhere.
the final tape in the series, focuses on the political implications of addiction in this country.
Buy a tape backup system that can hold the entire hard drive(s) on one tape.
Some departments also cited the prohibitive costs involved in purchasing and maintaining equipment, remodeling interview rooms, and storing tapes.
Recovery speed, in particular, can be notably faster: Data can be accessed directly from disk (assuming the data still resides on disk and has not been archived to tape); it does not have to be "re-assembled" as it would in tape implementations that rely on multiplexing to boost backup performance.
In an actual drive, the recording head is mounted on a movable actuator and its position is constantly being monitored and corrected to compensate for lateral tape motion.
Most types of media cartridges are available in a variety of capacities and tape lengths and are widely distributed.