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(Library Science & Bibliography) an index in which each item is separately listed on systematically arranged cards
(Library Science & Bibliography) (tr) to make such an index of (a book)
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|Noun||1.||card index - 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"