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tape out

tape out
 n.— «To make computer chips, complex instructions are commonly sent in a form that can only be read by automated fabrication machines. This process is known as “tape out.”» —“From Deepsouth Shrimp to Microsoft Windows: Exporting Components of Patented Inventions under 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)” by Brian E. Ferguson, Stephen K. Shahida Mondaq Oct. 4, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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