1 a cylindrical, usually metal casing containing an explosive charge and often a bullet, for a rifle or other small arms
2 a case for an explosive, such as a blasting charge
3 an electromechanical transducer in the pick-up of a record player, usually either containing a piezoelectric crystal (crystal cartridge) or an electromagnet (magnetic cartridge)
4 a container for magnetic tape that is inserted into a tape deck. It is about four times the size of a cassette
5 (Also called)
cassette, magazine (Photog) a light-tight film container that enables a camera to be loaded and unloaded in normal light
6 (Computing) a removable unit in a computer, such as an integrated circuit, containing software (C16: from earlier cartage, variant of cartouche (cartridge))
n a literary magazine that features experimental or other writing of interest to a limited number of readers
1 a periodical paperback publication containing articles, fiction, photographs, etc.
2 a metal case holding several cartridges used in some kinds of automatic firearms; it is removed and replaced when empty
3 a building or compartment for storing weapons, explosives, military provisions, etc.
5 a device for continuously recharging a stove or boiler with solid fuel
6 (Photog) another name for →
7 a rack for automatically feeding a number of slides through a projector
8 a TV or radio programme made up of a series of short nonfiction items
(C16: via French magasin from Italian magazzino, from Arabic makhazin, plural of makhzan storehouse, from khazana to store away)