a card having words, numerals, or pictures on it, designed for gaining a rapid response from pupils when held up briefly by a teacher, used especially in reading, arithmetic, or vocabulary drills.
Also, flash card.

1920–25; flash + card1

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There are a bewildering number of flashcard applications out there.
The tutoring program involved a structured flashcard drill with systematic reinforcement.
Have each participant or team choose an alphabet letter from each of the three flashcard piles.
The flashcard presented the full text of the question, but did not include the answer spaces.
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