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
Resources and Citations
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Sound Recording." Accessed 16 Jan. 2004
- Dictionary of Conservation Terms, European Union, 2003