Tape

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Tape may refer to:

Recording media[edit]

  • Compact Cassette or cassette tape, a magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback
  • Digital Audio Tape (DAT), a signal recording and playback medium developed by Sony and introduced in 1987
  • Digital Compact Cassette (DCC), a magnetic tape sound recording format introduced by Philips and Matsushita in late 1992 and marketed as the successor to the standard analog Compact Cassette
  • Digital Tape Format, a magnetic tape data storage format developed by Sony
  • Magnetic tape, a medium for magnetic recording, made of a thin magnetizable coating on a long, narrow strip of plastic film
  • Punched tape or paper tape, a long strip of paper in which holes are punched to store data
  • Reel-to-reel audio tape recording, magnetic tape audio recording in which the recording medium is held on a reel, rather than being contained within a cassette
  • Tape drive, a data storage device that reads and writes data on a magnetic tape
  • Tape recorder, an audio storage device that records and plays back sounds using magnetic tape
    • Tape head, a type of transducer used in tape recorders to convert electrical signals to magnetic fluctuations and vice versa
  • Videotape, a recording of images and sounds on to magnetic tape as opposed to film stock used in filmmaking or random access digital media

Adhesive tape[edit]

  • Adhesive tape, any of many varieties of backing materials coated with an adhesive
  • Box-sealing tape, a pressure-sensitive tape used for closing or sealing corrugated fiberboard boxes
  • Copper tape or slug tape, adhesive-backed copper tape used to keep slugs and snails out of certain areas
  • Double-sided tape, any pressure-sensitive tape that is coated with adhesive on both sides
  • Duct tape, cloth- or scrim-backed pressure-sensitive tape often coated with polyethylene
  • Electrical tape, a type of pressure-sensitive tape used to insulate electrical wires and other material that conduct electricity
  • Filament tape, a pressure-sensitive tape used for several packaging functions
  • Gaffer tape, a strong, tough, cotton cloth pressure-sensitive tape with strong adhesive properties
  • Hockey tape, cloth-based self-adhesive tape used by ice hockey, roller hockey, and lacrosse players
  • Masking tape or sticky tape, a type of pressure-sensitive tape made of a thin and easy-to-tear paper, and an easily released pressure-sensitive adhesive
  • Pressure-sensitive tape, adhesive tape that will stick with application pressure, without the need for solvent, heat, or water
  • Scotch Tape, a brand name used for certain pressure-sensitive tapes manufactured by 3M
  • Surgical tape or medical tape, a form of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape used in medicine and first aid as a bandage to hold a dressing onto a wound
  • Taping, a form of strapping to keep muscles or bones at a certain position

Markings or signals[edit]

  • Caution tape, resilient plastic tape of a signal color to catch the attention of passerby
  • Flagging tape, a colored non-adhesive tape used in marking objects

Film and TV[edit]

Music[edit]

People with the surname[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Tape, Burma, a river village in Homalin Township
  • Tapai or tape, a traditional fermented food found throughout much of East- and Southeast Asia
  • Barbed tape or razor wire, a mesh of metal strips with sharp edges whose purpose is to prevent passage by humans
  • Bubble Tape, a brand of bubble gum produced by Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
  • Heat tape, a system used to maintain or raise the temperature of pipes and vessels to protect pipes from freezing or maintain a constant flow temperature
  • Self-amalgamating Tape a non-tacky silicone-rubber tape which when stretched and wrapped around items amalgamates itself into a strong insulating layer.
  • Tape measure or measuring tape, a flexible form of ruler
  • Tape (surveying), used in surveying for measuring Horizontal, vertical or slope distances
  • Tape worm, a class of parasitic flatworms of the phylum Platyhelminthes
  • Twill tape, a flat twill-woven ribbon of cotton, linen, polyester, or wool used in sewing
  • Thread seal tape also known as "Teflon tape", film for use in sealing pipe threads

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