[1] A type of bicycle gear cluster that slides on a freehub rather than threads on it. The freehub body is attached to the rear hub.
[2] A cartridge containing magnetic tape that can be inserted into a player for listening or viewing (e.g., an audio cassette or video cassette).

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  • cassette — [ kasɛt ] n. f. • 1348; de l a. fr. casse « caisse, coffre » 1 ♦ Vx Petit coffre destiné à ranger de l argent, des bijoux. ⇒ boîte, coffret. La cassette d Harpagon. 2 ♦ Trésor particulier (d un prince). Je prendrai cette somme sur ma cassette… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cassette — may refer to:*In general, a small cartridge. In practice, there is a large amount of overlap between the two terms, and the term chosen may be somewhat arbitrary.] It may refer specifically to: ** Compact Cassette, a worldwide standard for analog …   Wikipedia

  • cassette — CASSETTE. sub. f. Petit coffre où l on serre ordinairement des choses de conséquence. On lui a pris ses pierreries dans sa cassette. Saisir, ouvrir une cassette. [b]f♛/b] On appelle La cassette du Roi, La somme que le Garde du Trésor Royal porte… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Cassette — Cas sette Cassette Cas sette , n. [F., prop., a casket, dim. of casse a case. See 1st {Case}.] 1. Same as {Seggar}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. a small case to hold a removable part of some mechanism, designed for convenience in inserting and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cassette — Cassette. sub. fem. Petit coffre où l on serre ordinairement des choses de consequence. On luy a pris ses pierreries dans sa cassette. saisir, ouvrir une cassette …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • cassette — (n.) 1793, little box, from Fr. cassette, from M.Fr. casset, dim. of O.N.Fr. casse box (see CASE (Cf. case) (n.2)). Meaning magnetic tape recorder cartridge is from 1960 …   Etymology dictionary

  • cassette — cassette. См. кассета. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Cassette — (fr.), 1) Kästchen, bes. Geldkästchen; 2) (lat. Lacunaria), vertiefte, runde, rautenförmige, viereckige Felder, welche in gewölbten Decken bei Bogen, bes. in Kuppeln zur Erleichterung u. zum Schmuck derselben angewendet werden. Sie sind mit… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cassette — (frz. Cassät), Kästchen, Schatulle. – In der Baukunst vertiefte Felder zur Verzierung von Decken, rund oder eckig, auf dem Grunde gewöhnlich mit Malereien …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • cassette — ► NOUN ▪ a sealed plastic case containing audio tape, videotape, film, etc., for insertion into a recorder, camera, etc. ORIGIN French, little box …   English terms dictionary

  • cassette — [kə set′, kaset′] n. [Fr, dim. of NormFr casse, CASE2] 1. a case with roll film in it, for loading a camera quickly and easily 2. a similar case with magnetic tape, for use in a tape recorder, VCR, etc …   English World dictionary

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