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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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  • All was as merry as a marriage bell, and might have continued so but for that puppy sim.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • sim Phinney grinned at Mr. Rowe, who was very much embarrassed.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • This was afore he got married, sim; his wife's tamed him a little.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • sim had stooped to pick up the quarter the Prince of Wales had hove at him.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "You don't look merry as a Christmas tree, sim," he observed.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Jonadab recommended it to sim, and sim took the recommendation.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
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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