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An alphabetical listing, especially of books in a library, containing information about each item, historically on cards in a file.
a file of cards listing the items in the collection of a library.
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|Noun||1.||card catalog - a library catalog in which each publication is described on a separate file card|
|2.||card catalog - an alphabetical listing of items (e.g., books in a library) with a separate card for each item|
file cabinet, filing cabinet, file - office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
Rolodex - (trademark) a desktop rotary card index with removable cards; usually used for names, addresses, and telephone numbers; "a news reporter has to have a good Rolodex"