tape out

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tape out

1. To mark or designate an area with as or as if with adhesive tape. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tape" and "out." I taped out their portion of the stage so they wouldn't keep stumbling into ours during rehearsals. Let's tape the space out in the living room to get a better sense of how the furniture will all fit inside.
2. To create or design the photomask of an integrated circuit board that is to be sent to a fabrication facility. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tape" and "out." The tech company has hinted that it is in the process of taping out their newest graphics chip. We've taped the chip out already. We're just waiting to get the first working prototype back from the factory.
3. To cover and conceal something with adhesive tape. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tape" and "out." The red LED light on the TV in my room was driving me crazy at night, so I finally got some black electrical tape and just taped it out. Someone taped out the words on the warning sign at the entrance of the beach.
See also: out, tape
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