Definition of card index in English:

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  • A catalogue 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.
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    • 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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  • (card-index) [with object] List on a card index.

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