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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.

tape

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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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Mr Newey, 47, said: "When I came out at 12pm the path was taped off and there was a policeman standing there stopping people going down the path.
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.
A courtyard leading to the block of flats was taped off and forensic teams were called in to carry out a detailed examination of the property where the body was found.
A STOCKTON street was taped off by police following an alleged assault.
An alleyway leading to Queen Tap Yard was sealed off for most of Thursday while part of the Imperial Arcade was also taped off.
The street was taped off for most of the day, until around 5pm, and residents were prevented from leaving for work.
The entrance to a nearby field was also taped off by police.
Police taped off a close in Earl Street and a back lane entrance in Harland Street.
A property remained taped off but the school was open as usual to pupils.
The area remained taped off by police for much of Friday afternoon, as scenes of crime officers and detectives examined the scene.
The stretch of beach where the tragedy happened was taped off after part of the cliff collapsed last month.
A STR EET was taped off for nearly five hours after a man threatened to harm himself.