Cassette meaning

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A small flat case containing two reels and a length of magnetic tape that winds between them, often used in audio and video recorders and players and as a medium for storing data in digital form.
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A lightproof cartridge containing photographic film or plates, used in specially designed cameras.
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A cartridge for holding and winding typewriter or printer ribbon while in the machine.
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A case with roll film in it, for loading a camera quickly and easily.
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A similar case with magnetic tape, for use in a tape recorder, VCR, etc.
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A removable magnetic tape storage module that contains supply and take-up reels in the same housing. Most earlier audio, video and backup tapes were housed in cassettes, although the surviving archival tape technology is a single reel cartridge (see LTO). See single-hub cartridge, VCR, audio cassette and microcassette.
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A small flat case containing magnetic tape on two reels, used to record and play back audio and video material.
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Any similar small cartridge, such as for a computer disk.
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(photography) A lightproof container for photographic film.
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(genetics) A modular DNA sequence encoding one or more genes for a single biochemical function.
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A set of sprockets mounted onto a splined shaft on the freehub.
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Origin of cassette

  • French small box from Old French diminutive of Norman French casse case case2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French cassette.

    From Wiktionary