tape recording


Definition of tape recording 

: magnetic recording on magnetic tape also : a recording made by this process

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Synonyms for tape recording


tape, vid, video, videotape

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Examples of tape recording in a Sentence

a tape recording of the concert the documentary included a tape recording of one of the actor's earliest performances

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His legal team, as if to prove his value, took the unusual step of going public with a tape recording his client made of Trump discussing one of the hush-money payments. Tom Hays, The Seattle Times, "Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme," 21 Aug. 2018 The charge was based on testimony from Joesley and Wesley Batista and on tapes recorded by Joesley Batista. The Economist, "The Lava Jato investigationsThe parting shots of Brazil’s chief prosecutor," 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of tape recording

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tape recording was in 1940

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Kids Definition of tape recording

: a recording made on magnetic tape

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