cassette

noun cas·sette \ kə-ˈset , ka- \
variants: or less commonly casette
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of cassette

1 : casket 1
2 : a usually flat case or cartridge that can be easily loaded or unloaded: such as
a : a lightproof magazine for holding film or plates for use in a camera
b : a plastic cartridge containing magnetic tape with the tape passing from one reel to another
3 : a cassette tape player

Examples of cassette in a Sentence

  1. The songs are available on cassette.

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Origin and Etymology of cassette

French, from Medieval French, diminutive of dialect French (Norman & Picard) casse case


CASSETTE Defined for English Language Learners

cassette

noun

Definition of cassette for English Language Learners

  • : a thin case that holds audio tape or videotape and in which the tape passes from one reel to another when being played


CASSETTE Defined for Kids

cassette

noun cas·sette \ kə-ˈset \

Definition of cassette for Students

1 : a container that holds audiotape or videotape and in which the tape passes from one reel to another when being played
2 : a container holding photographic film or plates that can be easily loaded into a camera

Medical Dictionary

cassette

noun cas·sette
variants: also casette play \kə-ˈset, ka-\

medical Definition of cassette

1 : a lightproof magazine for holding film or plates for use in a camera; specifically : one for holding the intensifying screens and film in X-ray photography
2 : a small plastic cartridge containing magnetic tape with the tape on one reel passing to the other


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