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tape

1. a string stretched across the track at the end of a race course
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tape

1. See joint tape.
3.See tape measure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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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