a strip of magnetic material on which information may be stored, as by an electromagnetic process, for automatic reading, decoding, or recognition by a device that detects magnetic variations on the strip:
a credit card with a magnetic strip to prevent counterfeiting.
noun 1. . 2. Movies. 1 (def 8). noun 1. (across the back of various types of cheque card, credit card, etc) a dark stripe of magnetic material consisting of several tracks onto which information may be coded and which may be read or written to electronically
noun, Electricity. 1. the coefficient or set of coefficients of the magnetic intensity in any expression giving the components of magnetization as linear combinations of the components of magnetic intensity.
noun 1. a ribbon of material, usually with a plastic base, coated on one side (single tape) or both sides (double tape) with a substance containing iron oxide, to make it sensitive to impulses from an electromagnet: used to record sound, images, data, etc. noun 1. a long narrow plastic or metal strip coated or […]
- Magnetic tape drive
storage (Or “tape drive”) A peripheral device that reads and writes magnetic tape. (1996-05-25)