Meaning of CASSETTE in English


I. kəˈset, ka- noun

( -s )

Etymology: French, from Middle French, diminutive of Old North French casse box, case — more at case

1. : casket

2. : sagger 1a

3. : a lighttight magazine for holding sensitized film or plates for use in a camera ; specifically : one for holding the intensifying screens and film in X-ray photography

II. noun

: a usually flat case or container that holds a substance, device, or material which is difficult, troublesome, or awkward to handle and that can easily be inserted into or removed from a machine ; especially : a usually plastic cartridge containing magnetic tape with the tape on one reel passing to the other without having to be threaded

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