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memory card[′mem·rē ‚kärd]
A small card, typically with dimensions of about 2 × 3 inches (5 × 8 centimeters), that can store information, usually in integrated circuits or magnetic strips.
memory card(1) A user-replaceable module in a computer that holds RAM chips. "Memory card" mostly refers to flash chips in definition #2 below. See memory module.
(2) A removable module that contains non-volatile flash memory chips used for storage in digital cameras and mobile devices. The major card types are SD cards, Memory Sticks and CompactFlash; the SD card family being the most popular. See flash memory, memory card reader, SD card, Sony Memory Stick and CompactFlash.
|Flash-based memory cards are 21st century "film." This digital SLR camera uses SD cards, the most popular memory card type.|
|Ever since digital cameras came on the scene in the late 1990s, a variety of memory cards have been developed.|