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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.

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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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While some may cringe at the thought of having taped therapy sessions revealed to a biographer, Middlebrook handles this responsibility with professional objectivity.
I congratulate our team on this major milestone and for continuing to outperform the industry on engineering execution excellence by having taped out a very complex silicon for next-generation network infrastructure applications," said Ron Jankov, president and CEO at NetLogic Microsystems.
Having taped the show some time ago, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox Arquette are already home counting their multimillions.

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