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videotape

[′vid·ē·ō ‚tāp]
(electronics)
A magnetic tape designed primarily for recording of television programs.

videotape

A magnetic tape used for recording full-animation video images. The most widely used videotape format was the 1/2" VHS cassette. VHS made earlier videotape formats obsolete for both entertainment and training, but it too, became obsolete after DVDs became popular. See VHS.
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The video-tape showed a bloody gash over Morse's left ear and he was cut on his elbow and knee, Lt Irvine said.
The video-tape, released on Thursday by Chechnya's vice-president, showed 51-year-old Mr Kennedy claiming that the four men had been sent to Chechnya to listen in on phone conversations in the breakaway republic.
A US TV network has begun airing excerpts from a cache of video-tapes acquired in Afghanistan that purport to show al Qaida terror training, bomb-making and poison gas experiments on dogs.
This well-produced series of video-tapes should enthuse students, and reassure parents that numerous rewarding (financially as well as personally) career opportunities exist in the visual arts.