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noun

a card of a size suitable for filing, typically 3 × 5 inches (7.62 × 12.7 centimeters) or 4 × 6 inches (10.16 × 15.24 centimeters).

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Origin of file card

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for file card

filecard
/ (ˈfaɪlˌkɑːd) /

noun

a type of brush with sharp steel bristles, used for cleaning the teeth of a file
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