card index

card indexes
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A card index is a number of cards with information written on them which are arranged in a particular order, usually alphabetical, so that you can find the information you want easily.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • card index — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms card index : singular card index plural card indexes British a box of cards, each of which has different information on it, usually arranged in alphabetical order …   English dictionary

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  • card-index — card in·dex …   English syllables

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