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cassette

1. 
a. a plastic container for magnetic tape, as one inserted into a tape deck
b. (as modifier): a cassette recorder
2. Photog another term for cartridge
3. Films a container for film used to facilitate the loading of a camera or projector, esp when the film is used in the form of a loop
4. Biology the injection of genes from one species into the fertilized egg of another species

cassette

[kə′set]
(engineering)
A light-tight container designed to hold photographic film or plates.
(engineering acoustics)
A small, compact container that holds a magnetic tape and can be readily inserted into a matching tape recorder for recording or playback; the tape passes from one hub within the container to the other hub.
(graphic arts)
A double-core container designed to hold processed roll microfilm for inserting into a reader, reader-printer, or other retrieval device.
(mycology)
In yeast, any of the sites lying in tandem that contain nucleotide sequences that can be substituted for one another.

cassette

A removable magnetic tape storage module that contains supply and takeup reels (hubs) in the same housing. Most audio tapes and videotapes use cassettes as well as backup tape technologies such as DAT, 8mm and Magstar MP (see below). See single-hub cartridge, VCR, audio cassette and microcassette.


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Just fill in the coupon below and send it to the address shown, with a cheque or postal order made payable to `Sunday Mail Personal Cassette Player Offer' - pounds 4.
According to the judgment, investigators already knew that only two months before the Lockerbie bombing West German police had found a Toshiba radio cassette player modified to form an 'improvised explosive device'.
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The EX-M1 displays text and pictures that describe breaking news, music titles, traffic conditions, weather, advertising and various other information while simultaneously performing as an AM/FM receiver, cassette player and CD/MD changer controller.
The unit also includes a cassette player, AM/FM tuner and two speakers.
Blue is the star of this easy-to-use, sing-a-long system that comes equipped with a 5-key operation cassette player with record function and a built-in volume limiter.
PROTON is extending its Jumbuck range of pick-up trucks with a new GS version which comes with alloy wheels, pop-up, removable glass sunroof, roll bar and side rails, load bed liner and a radio cassette player.
What Abruscato misses most, however, is the tape from the 1970s band Earth, Wind and Fire that was inside the cassette player when the stereo was stolen.
The manufacturer is telling dealers to add a pocket radio or personal cassette player to enhance the sale of fully featured boom boxes.
The six-story hotel, wholly owned and managed by Prime Hospitality, offers 126 suites, each featuring a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker, separate sleeping area, sleeper sofa in the living area, and 26- inch stereo television with video cassette player.
You could buy a phonograph, a cassette player, a CD player or DVD player, but they were useless until you shelled out more (and more) cash for the tapes or discs that held the content.