Meaning of CASSETTE in English


/keuh set", ka-/ , n.

1. Also called cassette tape . a compact case containing a length of magnetic tape that runs between two small reels: used for recording or playback in a tape recorder or cassette deck and by some small computer systems to store programs and data. Cf. microcassette, minicassette .

2. an audio cassette or videocassette.

3. Photog. a lightproof metal or plastic container for a roll of film, having a single spool for supplying and rewinding the film.

[ 1955-60; casse box (see CASE 2 ) + -ette -ETTE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .