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.
a long narrow plastic or metal strip coated or impregnated with a ferromagnetic material such as iron oxide, used to record sound or video signals or to store information in computers Sometimes (informal) shortened to mag tape
magnetic tape
A plastic tape coated with iron oxide for use in magnetic recording.

A device for storing information, in which signals are recorded by lining up small bits of magnetic materials in the coating on the tape. Ordinary tape recorders use magnetic tape.


Read Also:

  • Magnetic tape drive

    storage (Or “tape drive”) A peripheral device that reads and writes magnetic tape. (1996-05-25)

  • Magnetic tape unit

    noun 1. a computer device that moves reels of magnetic tape past read-write heads so that data can be transferred to or from the computer

  • Magnetic-wire

    noun 1. a fine wire made from a magnetizable metal and used for wire recording.

  • Magnetic wood

    noun 1. wood containing fine particles of nickel-zinc ferrite which absorb microwave radio signals, used to line rooms where mobile phone use is undesirable

Disclaimer: Magnetic-tape definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.