flash card

noun

Definition of flash card 

: a card bearing words, numbers, or pictures that is briefly displayed (as by a teacher to a class) usually as a learning aid

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This is another way to practice math without worksheets or flash cards. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "Summer vacation is no time to stop learning," 15 June 2018 How to be curious Put down the flash cards and step away from the worksheets. Mary Caldwell, ajc, "6 things your child should know before entering preschool," 29 June 2018 Two groups received either the flash card or the talking kit. Felice J. Freyer, BostonGlobe.com, "Stopping a deadly bleed: it’s more complicated than you think," 9 May 2018 Your Baby Can Read was a series of flash cards, videos and books that purported to teach children from three months to five years to read. Erik Vance, Scientific American, "Sorry, Mom and Dad, Toys Cannot Supercharge Your Baby," 15 May 2018 On a recent Thursday afternoon, a couple of third graders opted for multiplication flash cards. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "'We all need to help our neighbors': Lewis program connects students with Fairmont community," 8 May 2018 He and Scottie Pippen quizzed each other using flash cards. Jesse Eisenberg, The New Yorker, "My N.B.A. Knowledge Comes In Handy," 7 May 2018 Supermarkets are also a great place to people-watch, and all the products are like language flash cards. Mark Ellwood, chicagotribune.com, "The most useful hotel item, plus other travel secrets from 'Places to Love' star Samantha Brown," 12 Feb. 2018 Supermarkets are also a great place to people-watch, and all the products are like language flash cards. Mark Ellwood, chicagotribune.com, "The most useful hotel item, plus other travel secrets from 'Places to Love' star Samantha Brown," 12 Feb. 2018

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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flash card

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flash card

: a card that has words, numbers, or pictures on it and that is used to help students learn about a subject

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