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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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San Francisco left fielder Barry Bonds won't be hitting tape-measure home runs in the All-Star Game home run contest but, he said, he'll be at the July 15 gala at Chicago's U.
Canseco has not been launching his tape-measure blasts in batting practice in his first few days of camp, but he said that's normal for him.
The crowd nearly lifted 27-year-old Three Rivers Stadium off its foundation after Smith's tape-measure drive, stomping and cheering throughout the 15-minute break between the end of the game and the fireworks show.