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videotape

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noun vid·eo·tape \ˈvi-dē-ō-ˌtāp\

Simple Definition of videotape

  • : tape on which movies, television shows, etc., can be recorded

  • : a movie, TV program, etc., that is recorded on videotape

Full Definition of videotape

  1. :  a recording of visual images and sound (as of a television production) made on magnetic tape; also :  the magnetic tape used for such a recording

Examples of videotape

  1. I watched the movie on videotape.

  2. <watched a videotape of her daughter's first ballet recital>



1953

First Known Use of videotape

1953


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videotape

verb vid·eo·tape

Simple Definition of videotape

  • : to record (someone or something) on videotape

Full Definition of videotape

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make a videotape of <videotape a show>

Examples of videotape

  1. They videotaped the baby's first steps.



1958

First Known Use of videotape

1958



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