Skip to main content
Select Source:

cassette

cassette Nominally another name for cartridge; in practice the term is normally reserved for the type of cassette originally introduced by Philips for audio purposes under the trademark Compact Cassette. For computer use, more robust drives and higher precision cassettes are available.

The digital audio tape cartridge is sometimes referred to as a cassette.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"cassette." A Dictionary of Computing. . Encyclopedia.com. 26 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"cassette." A Dictionary of Computing. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 26, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/computing/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cassette

"cassette." A Dictionary of Computing. . Retrieved July 26, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/computing/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cassette

cassette

cas·sette / kəˈset/ • n. a sealed plastic unit containing a length of audiotape wound on a pair of spools, for insertion into a recorder or playback device. ∎  a similar unit containing videotape, film, or other material for insertion into a machine.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"cassette." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. 26 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"cassette." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 26, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cassette-0

"cassette." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved July 26, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cassette-0

cassette

cassette (Fr.). Little box. Literally the small package into which a commercial tape-recording is packed but in a wider sense the automatic-rewinding tape itself. Record-playing equipment now generally provides facilities for playing cassettes. Many disc recordings are also issued in cassette form.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"cassette." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . Encyclopedia.com. 26 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"cassette." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 26, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cassette

"cassette." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . Retrieved July 26, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cassette

cassette

cassetteabet, aiguillette, anisette, Annette, Antoinette, arête, Arlette, ate, baguette, banquette, barbette, barrette, basinet, bassinet, beget, Bernadette, beset, bet, Bette, blanquette, Brett, briquette, brochette, brunette (US brunet), Burnett, cadet, caravanette, cassette, castanet, cigarette (US cigaret), clarinet, Claudette, Colette, coquette, corvette, couchette, courgette, croquette, curette, curvet, Debrett, debt, dinette, diskette, duet, epaulette (US epaulet), flageolet, flannelette, forget, fret, galette, gazette, Georgette, get, godet, grisette, heavyset, Jeanette, jet, kitchenette, La Fayette, landaulet, launderette, layette, lazaret, leatherette, let, Lett, lorgnette, luncheonette, lunette, Lynette, maisonette, majorette, maquette, Marie-Antoinette, marionette, Marquette, marquisette, martinet, met, minaret, minuet, moquette, motet, musette, Nanette, net, noisette, nonet, novelette, nymphet, octet, Odette, on-set, oubliette, Paulette, pet, Phuket, picquet, pillaret, pincette, pipette, piquet, pirouette, planchette, pochette, quartet, quickset, quintet, regret, ret, Rhett, roomette, rosette, roulette, satinette, septet, serviette, sestet, set, sett, sextet, silhouette, soubrette, spinet, spinneret, statuette, stet, stockinet, sublet, suffragette, Suzette, sweat, thickset, threat, Tibet, toilette, tret, underlet, upset, usherette, vedette, vet, vignette, vinaigrette, wagonette, wet, whet, winceyette, yet, Yvette •quodlibet • alphabet •ramjet, scramjet •propjet • turbojet • etiquette • outlet •triolet • calumet • cermet

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"cassette." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. 26 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"cassette." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 26, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cassette

"cassette." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Retrieved July 26, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cassette