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magnet'ic tape'




a ribbon of material, usually with a plastic base, coated on one side (single tape) or both sides (double tape) with a substance containing iron oxide, to make it sensitive to impulses from an electromagnet: used to record sound, images, data, etc. Also called electromagnetic tape, tape.

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magnetic susceptibilitymagnetic variation
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