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magnetic card

[mag′ned·ik ′kärd]
(computer science)
A card with a magnetic surface on which data can be stored by selective magnetization.

magnetic card

(1) See magnetic stripe.

(2) Wide strips of magnetic tape used in early data storage devices and word processors. See CRAM, RACE and Data Cell.


A Data Cell Card
The magnetic tape card on the right came from an IBM Data Cell cartridge in the 1960s. Storing 200KB, it resided with 199 other cards in a cartridge. (Image courtesy of Frank da Cruz, www.columbia.edu/acis/history)
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