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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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Using sticky tape fasten one end of one piece to the wrong side of the present along the lower edge on the righthand side.
I had the sticky tape. Or rather, the sticky tape had me.
My mother-in-law won't use sticky tape - usually wool or string.
The call for sticky tape went out when an outside air pipe came loose and the driver tried to mend it himself, a spokeswoman for the train company said.
Gaga, 23, arrived at Mr Chow restaurant in London, on February 27 wearing a see-through plastic dress and a diamond-encrusted lobster headpiece, reports News.com.au.he "Poker Face" singer opted to apply four pieces of sticky tape, which were visible beneath the transparent attire.
Well, if you discount the bloke who designed all those clever objects on Blue Peter, using pipe cleaners and double-sided sticky tape.
I hang up and head off to find brown paper and sticky tape.
Returning officers urged electors to check their postal vote and if they will not stick - fasten them with sticky tape.
A TEACHER accused of putting sticky tape across a chatty pupil's mouth is to be investigated by police.
A landlord was jailed for life yesterday for the sadistic murders of two young students he slowly suffocated with sticky tape and then entombed.
It must have been like Children's Television before she put it on - a bit of sticky tape here, a couple of lollipop sticks there, hey presto.
Elise Smith, 11, was forced to sit with sticky tape on her lips for 15 minutes during a science lesson.