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videotape

noun vid·eo·tape \ ˈvi-dē-ō-ˌtāp \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

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 in a Sentence

  1. I watched the movie on videotape.

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

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First Known Use of videotape

1953

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videotape

verb

Definition of videotape

: to make a videotape of
  • videotape a show

Examples of videotape in a Sentence

  1. They videotaped the baby's first steps.

Recent Examples of videotape from the Web

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First Known Use of videotape

1957

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VIDEOTAPE Defined for English Language Learners

videotape

Definition of videotape for English Language Learners

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

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


videotape

Definition of videotape for English Language Learners

  • : to record (someone or something) on videotape


VIDEOTAPE Defined for Kids

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videotape

noun vid·eo·tape \ ˈvi-dē-ō-ˌtāp \

Definition of videotape for Students

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

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videotape

verb

Definition of videotape for Students

videotaped; videotaping
: to make a videotape of


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