memory card


: a small, flat, data storage device designed to be inserted into a larger electronic device (such as a camera or cell phone)
But as these digital wonders continue to improve with higher megapixel capacities, digital shutterbugs find themselves having to buy larger-capacity flash memory cards to hold the bigger image files.Craig Crossman

Examples of memory card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some older digital cameras use obscure memory card formats. Chris Velazco, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2024 Non-Wi-Fi digital picture frames are standalone devices that don't rely on internet connectivity, and use local methods of updating your photo selection, including memory cards and USB drives. Maddie Michalik, Travel + Leisure, 25 Jan. 2024 These don't look like capacitors... Hong Kong Customs Hong Kong customs also confiscated about $20.3 million worth of GPUs, SSDs, integrated circuits, memory cards, speakers, and other audio equipment from a river trade vessel in May. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 30 Mar. 2023 Don’t let those images just sit on your computer or memory card and get forgotten about. Michael E. Bakich, Discover Magazine, 24 Feb. 2024 The woman handed over to police a memory card that contained 39 images and 12 videos on Sept. 30, 2019. Christine Pelisek, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2024 Smith's defense team unsuccessfully tried to get the entire memory card thrown out before the trial. Chris Eberhart, Fox News, 19 Feb. 2024 Oh, and leaving the camera’s memory cards six miles back in the car at the trailhead. Bill Manny, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Each take would be 10 minutes, the length of time on the cameras’ digital memory cards. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of memory card was in 1974

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“Memory card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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