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videotape

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noun vid·eo·tape \ˈvi-dē-ō-ˌtāp\

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 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 vid·eo·tape

Definition of videotape

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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


VIDEOTAPE Defined for English Language Learners

videotape

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noun

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

verb

Definition of videotape for English Language Learners

  • : to record (someone or something) on videotape


VIDEOTAPE Defined for Kids

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videotape

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noun vid·eo·tape \ˈvi-dē-ō-ˌtāp\

Definition of videotape for Students

  1. 1 :  a recording of visual images and sound (as of a television production) made on magnetic tape

  2. 2 :  the magnetic tape used for such a recording


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videotape

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verb vid·eo·tape

Definition of videotape for Students

videotaped

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videotaping

  1. :  to make a videotape of



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