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SIM card

[sim] /sɪm/
Subscriber Identity/Identification Module: a removable card inside a cell phone that stores data unique to the user, as an identification number, passwords, phone numbers, and messages.
Also called SIM.
Origin of SIM card
First recorded in 1990-95


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  • This was afore he got married, sim; his wife's tamed him a little.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • sim was a great, stout, bow-legged fellow, as good-natured as the day was long.

    Down The River Oliver Optic
  • sim could not swim, and he began to flop about in the wildest and most unreasonable manner.

    Down The River Oliver Optic
  • "I heard you say, 'I have it,'" added sim, jumbling the words through the food in his mouth.

    Down The River Oliver Optic
  • Nothing, said sim; but the manner of his nothing shewed me it was a misnomer for something.

  • I explained to sim more clearly what I intended to do, and how to construct the raft.

    Down The River Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for sim


a computer game which simulates an activity such as playing a sport or flying an aircraft

SIM Card

noun acronym
subscriber identity module card; a small card used in a mobile phone to store data about the network, telephone number, etc
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Contemporary definitions for sim

short for Subscriber Identity Module, a "smart" card securely storing subscriber-related data, such as phone numbers, service details, and memory for storing messages; also called SIM card

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