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noun

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

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Origin of card index

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for card index

card index

card file


noun

an index in which each item is separately listed on systematically arranged cards

verb card-index

(tr) to make such an index of (a book)
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