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smart card

noun
1.
a small plastic card embedded with a memory chip and often a microprocessor, used for financial transactions, identification, as a key, etc.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85
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British Dictionary definitions for smart card

smart card

noun
1.
a plastic card with integrated circuits used for storing and processing computer data Also called laser card, intelligent card
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for smart card

smart card

noun phrase

An identity card that provides extensive information on a person by means of a tiny microchip (1980+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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smart card in Technology

Any plastic card (like a credit card) with an embedded integrated circuit for storing information.
Smart cards are being incorporated into soldier's dog-tags and used to store hospital patients' medical records. This way they are always instantly accessible.
Other uses are as a form of token in banking systems. You could store electronic money on the card or less valuable tokens such as those given away by petrol companies which you collect to exchange for free gifts at a later date. The idea being that one smart card is easier to carry around than a multitude of paper tokens.
news:alt.technology.smartcards
(1995-01-06)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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