magnetic stripe(redirected from Magnetic strip)
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(Electronics) (across the back of various types of cheque card, credit card, etc) a dark stripe of magnetic material consisting of several tracks onto which information may be coded and which may be read or written to electronically
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|Noun||1.||magnetic stripe - a short strip of magnetic tape attached to a credit card or debit card; it contains data that will tell a reading device who you are and what your account number is, etc.|
mag tape, magnetic tape, tape - memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information; "he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview"
charge card, charge plate, credit card, plastic - a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered; "do you take plastic?"
debit card - a card (usually plastic) that enables the holder to withdraw money or to have the cost of purchases charged directly to the holder's bank account