Definition of smart card in English:

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smart card

Pronunciation: /ˈsmärt ˌkärd/


A plastic card with a built-in microprocessor, used typically for electronic processes such as financial transactions and personal identification.
Example sentences
  • He added: ‘Ideally we would like to move on to smart cards or virtual smart cards.’
  • The Reserve Bank of India has introduced a number of restrictions on the issue of debit cards and smart cards by banks.
  • And the migration from magnetic stripe cards to smart cards within the financial sector is expected to provide greater opportunity to use these cards for mobile commerce.

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Syllabification: smart card

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