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1videotape

noun vid·eo·tape \ˈvi-dē-ō-ˌtāp\

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

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

Full Definition of VIDEOTAPE

:  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>

First Known Use of VIDEOTAPE

1953

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2videotape

verb

: to record (someone or something) on videotape

Full Definition of VIDEOTAPE

transitive verb
:  to make a videotape of <videotape a show>

Examples of VIDEOTAPE

  1. They videotaped the baby's first steps.

First Known Use of VIDEOTAPE

1958

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