cassette

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French cassette.

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  • IPA(key): /kəˈsɛt/, /kæˈsɛt/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛt, -æsɪt

Noun[edit]

cassette (plural cassettes)

  1. A small flat case containing magnetic tape on two reels, used to record and play back audio and video material.
    • 2011, Rebekah Modrak, ‎Bill Anthes, Reframing Photography: Theory and Practice
      If you need to reload film, the cassette can be rewound slightly by turning the hub located on one end of its spool.
  2. Any similar small cartridge, such as for a computer disk or cassette air conditioner
  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. (cycling) A set of sprockets mounted onto a splined shaft on the freehub.
  6. A saggar (ceramic container used in a kiln)

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French cassette. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɑˈsɛ.tə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cas‧set‧te
  • Rhymes: -ɛtə

Noun[edit]

cassette f (plural cassettes or cassetten, diminutive cassettetje n)

  1. An audio cassette.
    Synonyms: audiocassette, cassetteband
  2. Any of various other cassette storage media.
  3. A case for a film reel.
  4. (architecture) A coffer (sunken panel in a ceiling).
  5. (dated) A small chest, case or moneybox. [from 17th c.]

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Etymology[edit]

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.The royal treasure box.
  2. small box
    Synonym: coffret
    Une cassette à compartiments.A small box with compartments.
  3. cassette tape
    Synonym: K7
    Un magnétophone à cassette.A cassette tape recorder.
  4. (cycling) cassette (set of sprockets)

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  • Catalan: casset
  • Dutch: cassette
  • English: cassette
  • Portuguese: cassete
  • Spanish: casete

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cassette f pl

  1. plural of cassetta

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French casse (case) +‎ -ette (diminutive).

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cassette f (plural cassettes)

  1. (Jersey) cassette