a strip of magnetic material on which information may be stored, as by an electromagnetic process, for automatic reading, decoding, or recognition by a device that detects magnetic variations on the strip: a credit card with a magnetic strip to prevent counterfeiting.
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- magnetic roasting,
- magnetic rotation,
- magnetic south,
- magnetic star,
- magnetic storm,
- magnetic stripe,
- magnetic susceptibility,
- magnetic tape,
- magnetic tape unit,
- magnetic variation
Also called magnetic stripe, stripes.
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