cassette

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Borrowing from French cassette.

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cassette (plural cassettes)

  1. A small flat case containing magnetic tape on two reels, used to record and play back audio and video material.
  2. Any similar small cartridge, such as for a computer disk.
  3. (photography) A lightproof container for photographic film.
  4. (genetics) A modular DNA sequence encoding one or more genes for a single biochemical function.
  5. A set of sprockets mounted onto a splined shaft on the freehub.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French casse (case) + -ette (diminutive), hence a small case; cognate with Italian cassetta

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cassette f (plural cassettes)

  1. treasure box
    La cassette du roi.
  2. any small box
    Une cassette à compartiments.
  3. a cassette tape
    Un magnétophone à cassette.

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cassette f

  1. plural form of cassetta

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cassette f (plural cassettes)

  1. cassette