tape control unit


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tape control unit

[′tāp kən‚trōl ‚yü·nət]
(computer science)
A device which senses which tape unit is to be accessed for read or write purpose and opens up the necessary electronic paths. Formerly known as hypertape control unit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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