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interblock gap[′in·tər‚bläk ‚gap]
A space separating two blocks of data on a magnetic tape.
interrecord gapThe empty space generated between blocks of data on early magnetic tapes, which was created by the starting and stopping of the reel. Today's drives do not use erase heads and write the entire tape, filling stop and start areas with padded blocks or special frequencies for synchronization.
|In the old days, the gaps between the records were often larger than the blocks of data.|