card-index

card index

noun
a file or catalog consisting of cards on which information has been entered so that desired items or data can be readily found.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

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card index or card file
 
n
1.  an index in which each item is separately listed on systematically arranged cards
 
vb
2.  (tr) to make such an index of (a book)
 
card file or card file
 
n
 
vb

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