Audiotape

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Description

A type of magnetic tape used to reproduce sound. Audiotapes are composed of a thin plastic substrate coated with a thin layer of magnetic particles, usually ferric oxide (Fe2O3) along with small amounts of chromium dioxide(CrO2).

Synonyms and Related Terms

audiocassette tape; audio tape; magnetic tape

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Sound Recording." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004. 16 Jan. 2004 .
  • Dictionary of Conservation Terms, European Union, 2003

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