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 However, for Android users, devices purchased outside of Japan don’t support the proper software to be used with Japanese smart cards. Christina Liao, Vogue, 13 Nov. 2023 Triggering the errors relied on techniques such as tampering with a computer’s power supply or shining a laser on a smart card. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 13 Nov. 2023 These smart cards are used by the military for identification; blanks, one participant reported, are stored around the country. IEEE Spectrum, 26 Feb. 2016 Shipments from China to Russia of smart cards, light-emitting diodes, polysilicon, semiconductor manufacturing equipment and other goods have also risen, the firm said. Ana Swanson, New York Times, 22 Feb. 2023 Purchase a reloadable smart card at any Palm Beach County library, the Palm Tran office at 50 S. Military Trail in West Palm Beach, or at Paradise Pass kiosks and select retail locations listed on Kari Barnett, Sun Sentinel, 14 Mar. 2023 The city's contactless smart card ticketing system for public transportation in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter Valley, and the Illawarra. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 28 Feb. 2023 The company that created the technology for the validators, as well as the technology on the mobile app and smart card, is Umo, which provides transportation services to 70 different municipalities across the Americas. Drake Bentley, Journal Sentinel, 13 Feb. 2023 The smart card usually has to be installed in the office desktop and doesn’t function well with the internet speeds available in most homes. Jing Yang, WSJ, 28 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of smart card was in 1980

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“Smart card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

smart card

: a small plastic card that has a tiny built-in computer chip to store and process data

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