card index

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

Origin of card index

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for card index

card index

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

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

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