flash card


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

Examples of flash card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ulberg slips the flash card, which contains six months of data on vibrations under the mountain, into a plastic carrying case and inserts a fresh card into the recorder. Steve Olson, Scientific American, "Inside Mount Saint Helens, Scientists Find Clues to Eruption Prediction," 1 Nov. 2017 With a handful of new friends like Eric (Matt McGorry), Elijah dives into a life of flash cards, maps of wine-making regions, and competitive tasting. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Uncorked': Film Review," 27 Mar. 2020 Maybe some type of digital flash cards would work there. Rhett Allain, Wired, "Moving Your Classes Online? Here’s How to Make It Work," 17 Mar. 2020 With schools closed for tens of millions of children across the country, parents began using lesson plans that included flash cards, online learning, dog walks and creativity sessions. Christopher Rugaber, Anchorage Daily News, "Millions of Americans hole up at home as coronavirus shutdown threatens jobs," 16 Mar. 2020 Many of his compositions feature photographs or text borrowed from disparate sources, and have the lucid, unadorned look of educational materials, especially flash cards and posters inscribed with useful information in sans-serif, jumbo-size type. Deborah Solomon, New York Times, "John Baldessari: An Artist in a Class by Himself," 7 Jan. 2020 There is a captivating oddity to how this tastily detestable character speaks, as if her frontal lobe were programmed with grammar and usage flash cards. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "A Lifetime Movie Nails the College-Admissions Scandal," 10 Oct. 2019 Here, there are no flash cards, no tests, and no pressures. Hattie Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, "A nursery school that lets the children play," 23 Aug. 2019 So the undrafted free agent from Texas Tech tests himself with flash cards. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "The Ravens’ new offense rebuilt everything — including the lesson plan," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of flash card

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flash card was in 1923

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“Flash card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flash%20card. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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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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