magnetic card

magnetic card
magnetic card UK US noun [C] IT
a plastic card with a magnetic strip on the back containing information that can be read by a machine, especially information about who the owner of the card is, their bank account, etc.: »

Employees use a magnetic card to enter the building.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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