tape recorder

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tape recorder Device which records and plays back sound on magnetically treated tape. Sound transforms into electric current and feeds to a transducer, which converts it into the magnetic variations that magnetize the particles on the treated tape. See also digital audio tape (DAT); See alsomicrophone; sound recording

tape recorder

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tape re·cord·er • n. an apparatus for recording sounds on magnetic tape and later reproducing them.DERIVATIVES: tape-re·cord v.tape re·cord·ing n.