Cassette-tape



Also called cassette tape. a compact case containing a length of magnetic tape that runs between two small reels: used for recording or playback in a tape recorder or cassette deck and by some small computer systems to store programs and data.
Compare microcassette, minicassette.
an audio cassette or videocassette.
Photography. a lightproof metal or plastic container for a roll of film, having a single spool for supplying and rewinding the film.
noun

a plastic container for magnetic tape, as one inserted into a tape deck
(as modifier): a cassette recorder

(photog) another term for cartridge (sense 5)
(films) a container for film used to facilitate the loading of a camera or projector, esp when the film is used in the form of a loop
the injection of genes from one species into the fertilized egg of another species
n.

1793, “little box,” from French cassette, from Middle French casset, diminutive of Old North French casse “box” (see case (n.2)). Meaning “magnetic tape recorder cartridge” is from 1960.

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