smart card


Definition of smart card

: a small plastic card that has a built-in microprocessor to store and process data and records

Examples of smart card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The German chipmaker Infineon, for example, is interested in using the power of quantum to develop encryption algorithms for its security and smart card business that no super-computer cannot crack. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 11 June 2021 Voters were then sent to a ballot-marking device with a smart card indicating which ballot the voter should receive. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, 16 June 2020 Milwaukee Public Transit officials asked people to stay off city buses unless travel is essential, and encouraged passengers to avoid putting money into cash boxes and instead use smart cards or an app. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Mar. 2020 Both models will be available with Core i7 processors, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB PCIe SSD, a battery that can last up to 30 hours on a single charge, and ports that include a smart card reader, HDMI, and Thunderbolt 3. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, 2 Jan. 2020 Phones, online marketplaces, smart cards, streaming video and much more all depend on them. The Economist, 18 Dec. 2019 Avetisov compares the technology to the public key encryption used in smart cards, except without the card. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 1 Oct. 2019 In one such pilot, some 25,000 pilgrims have been issued smart cards from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. Natasha Frost, Quartz, 9 Aug. 2019 The smart card is issued in person and has a picture of the holder on it. Time, 5 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of smart card

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Smart card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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