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card index

noun

Simple Definition of card index

  • : a set of cards that have information written on them and are arranged in alphabetical order

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of card index

chiefly British

  1. :  a set of cards that have information written on them and are arranged in alphabetical order; especially :  a set of cards in a library that have information about books, journals, etc., written on them and are arranged in alphabetical order :  card catalog

Word by Word Definitions

cardplay
  1. :  to cleanse, disentangle, and collect together (as fibers) by the use of cards preparatory to spinning

  1. :  an instrument or machine for carding fibers that consists usually of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back

    :  an implement for raising a nap on cloth

  1. :  playing card

    :  a game played with cards

    :  card playing

  1. :  to place or fasten on or by means of a card

    :  to provide with a card

    :  to list or record on a card

indexplay
  1. :  a device (as the pointer on a scale or the gnomon of a sundial) that serves to indicate a value or quantity

    :  something (as a physical feature or a mode of expression) that leads one to a particular fact or conclusion :  indication

    :  a list (as of bibliographical information or citations to a body of literature) arranged usually in alphabetical order of some specified datum (as author, subject, or keyword): as

  1. :  to provide with an index

    :  to list in an index

    :  to serve as an index of


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