Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A relatively wide magnetic tape used to record visual images and associated sound for subsequent playback or broadcasting.
  • n. A recording made on such a tape.
  • transitive v. To make a videotape recording of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. magnetic tape used to record both video images and sound for subsequent playback or broadcasting
  • v. To make a recording of something on videotape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a video recording made on magnetic tape.
  • n. a relatively wide magnetic tape for use in recording visual images and associated sound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a relatively wide magnetic tape for use in recording visual images and associated sound
  • v. record on videotape
  • n. a video recording made on magnetic tape

Etymologies

From video + tape. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Our guests are Birgitta Jónsdóttir, member of the the Icelandic Parliament, co-producer of what they call the videotape, "Collateral Murder"; Daniel Ellsberg with us in University of

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • Authorities were gathering videotape from the Pentagon City area, searching rooftops of buildings and interviewing construction workers who were nearby and others.

    Shots fired at Pentagon building; officials search for clues

  • New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said officers were reviewing videotape from a network of 82 police surveillance cameras posted in the area and more footage from "dozens '" of other private security cameras in the city's busy entertainment district where the vehicle packed with gasoline and propane tanks failed to explode.

    SUV owner interviewed in Times Square bomb probe

  • New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said officers were reviewing videotape from a network of 82 police surveillance cameras posted in the area and footage from "dozens" of other private security cameras in the busy entertainment district where the sport-utility vehicle containing gasoline and propane tanks failed to explode.

    Man held in NYC car bomb attack to appear in court today

  • The videotape is now safely in the hands of the RCMP, and will not be made available to the public.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Should I be buying/selling stock in videotape companies? on February 27, 2008 at 4: 46 pm | Reply Metcountymounty

    Thoughts from London N15. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • I'd argue that videotape is still alive and well in the TV/video industry today (1/2 is still used ubiquitously) if not your living room, and that digital tape formats exist in data centers around the world.

    Does Science Fiction, in Fact, Suck?

  • William Paulson, 27, of Grand Blanc, had been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, but Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton said Friday that videotape from the Nov. 19, 2004, incident and statements from witnesses showed that Paulson was merely defending a friend against Pacers player Ron Artest.

    USATODAY.com - Charges dropped against fan involved in Palace brawl

  • Why don't we call our videotape library and see if we can come up with that.

    CNN Transcript Nov 15, 2005

  • We'll go to Tom shortly, but again, that quote now on videotape from a short time ago.

    CNN Transcript Sep 30, 2001

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