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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 disk or solid state media, people still use the term "tape" to mean capture. The phrase "play the tape" means "play the recording." See videotape.
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While this type of tape has proven effective and is growing in acceptance worldwide, these tapes and the required laminating process are costly and are limited to a relatively thick foam tape.
The first challenge with tape drives faster than a network connection is that bigger and faster tape drives won't allow us to back up larger systems across the network.
As with the other tapes, this tape includes people talking about their experiences with treatment and recovery, stressing that addiction can happen to anyone.
Keep introducing new tapes to the system, using the newest ones for the daily backups.
In this era of shrinking budgets, the cost of purchasing blank tapes and creating transcripts--if judges and the attorneys on either side request transcripts--merits significant consideration, but there are other more significant arguments on both sides.
People who listened to memory tapes showed no more memory improvement than did those who listened to self-esteem tapes; people who used self-esteem tapes reported no more improvement in self-esteem than did volunteers in the memory group.
Ultera's Mirage Data Recorder eliminates these problems by replacing tape drives and cartridges with two high performance disk drives in removable canisters.
But despite these advancements, the market has taken clear steps over the past couple of years away from tape and toward disk for backup and recovery.
May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on 40 years of experience in magnetic tape technology, IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM) today announced the industry's first system-managed tape library that can be fully integrated into IBM's storage hierarchy via a synergy of hardware and software.
Exabyte Corporation (OTCBB: EXBY), a leading innovator in tape backup, restore and archival systems, today announced the availability of three new LTO-2 products to its channel partners in the U.
Track following servo systems have kept the industry on track to achieve 1 terabyte of storage on a commercial single reel tape cartridge within the next few years.