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card index

noun
1.
a file or catalog consisting of cards on which information has been entered so that desired items or data can be readily found.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism
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Examples from the web for card index
  • There is also a card index of places and of more specific subjects.
  • If you come in and search the card index, no fee is charged.
  • For later clippings there is a card index in the clippings area.
British Dictionary definitions for card index

card index

noun
1.
an index in which each item is separately listed on systematically arranged cards
verb
2.
(transitive) to make such an index of (a book)
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Contemporary definitions for card index
noun

an ordered (often alphabetical) catalog or collection of information with descriptions of items on separate cards

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