A catalog or similar collection of information in which each item is entered on a separate card, and the cards are arranged in a particular order, typically alphabetical.
- Long before the perestroika began, Krayushkin had been quietly filling a separate card index with materials about writers, actors and artists who had been arrested or shot.
- My card index is arranged by song title and records the number of times Sharp collected each song in date order.
- The sentences are fragmentary; it reads like a linearised hypertext, like a card index of his life taken from its box and shuffled.
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