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tape

1. a string stretched across the track at the end of a race course
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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.

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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

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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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"I don''t know what happened, but clearly there has been a serious incident other-wisthis part of the street would not be taped off."
Several police cars went to the address and the road was taped off while forensics officers mounted an investigation.
Eltod's method grants his work an enviable portability: For this recent show in his native Texas, he had large canvases made to order and brought to the gallery, projected slides of his drawings onto them and taped off the linear forms, then rolled on flat fields of paint.
Police taped off the scene and an ambulance was seen parked up during the afternoon.
The roads taped off police when Hotel James Officers responded to reports shortly after 5.30am yesterday that a man had fallen from a building on Portland Street.
Forensics were at the scene yesterday as uniformed officers stood guard outside the property which was taped off.
The attack is thought to have taken place on Middleton Walk, near to the centre of the town, which was subsequently taped off by police.
Michael Burgess wrote: "The road was taped off from the Ice Bar this morning.
POLICE say they are no longer investigating an incident which led to an alleyway being taped off for hours yesterday morning.
The area remained taped off for much of yesterday afternoon as scenes of crime officers and detectives examined the scene.
Part of the area was taped off and today they were drilling in concrete throwing up dust right near one of the slides with a pushchair having to be moved and toddlers taken away from this dust.