punch card


Definition of punch card

: a card in which holes are punched in designated positions to represent data

called also Hollerith card, punched card

Examples of punch card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Season passes and punch card prices are also an option. Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 3 June 2022 Longtime superintendent, Brandon Kelly, resigned early this year amid an unrelated personnel investigation and corrections officials subsequently discovered potential discrepancies related to the punch card program used by the Lifers’ Club. oregonlive, 8 May 2022 Last year, the bakery gave away roughly 10,000 free loaves of bread to customers who redeemed their points through the punch card program, Tannenbaum said, citing 2021 statistics from Chinook Book. oregonlive, 18 Apr. 2022 After the war, Johnny threw himself into developing new computers that used a fraction of the time required by the punch card machines or the differential analyzer. Katie Hafner, Scientific American, 7 Apr. 2022 The same sort of punch card that fed patterns into a mechanical loom also fed instructions into the programs on the computers. Brienne Walsh, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 There are several options for pricing and sessions; customers can buy a single session, memberships or even a punch card package. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Sep. 2021 That love and support goes a lot farther than a yoga punch card right now. Author: Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, 4 July 2021 Essentially they are distorted stripes combined with an original punch card design, resulting in a textural look that has colors slipping in and out of each other. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 11 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of punch card

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of punch card was in 1881

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“Punch card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punch%20card. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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