magnetic strip


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.

Nearby words

  1. magnetic roasting,
  2. magnetic rotation,
  3. magnetic south,
  4. magnetic star,
  5. magnetic storm,
  6. magnetic stripe,
  7. magnetic susceptibility,
  8. magnetic tape,
  9. magnetic tape unit,
  10. magnetic variation

Also called magnetic stripe, stripes. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019