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smart card

A plastic card containing a microchip and enabling the holder to purchase goods and services, enter restricted areas, access medical, financial, or other records, or perform other operations requiring data stored on the microchip.

smart card

(Computer Science) a plastic card with integrated circuits used for storing and processing computer data. Also called: laser card or intelligent card

smart′ card`

a small plastic card usu. embedded with an electronic memory chip, used for financial transactions, identification, as a key, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: card - a plastic card containing a microprocessor that enables the holder to perform operations requiring data that is stored in the microprocessorsmart card - a plastic card containing a microprocessor that enables the holder to perform operations requiring data that is stored in the microprocessor; typically used to perform financial transactions
positive identification - evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance; "a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people"
charge account credit, open-end credit, revolving credit - a consumer credit line that can be used up to a certain limit or paid down at any time
بِطاقَه ذَكِيَّه
paměťová karta
intelligens kártyamemóriakártya
čipová kreditná karta
pametna kartica
akıllı kartmikrodevre kartı


(smaːt) adjective
1. neat and well-dressed; fashionable. You're looking very smart today; a smart suit.
2. clever and quick in thought and action. We need a smart boy to help in the shop; I don't trust some of those smart salesmen.
3. brisk; sharp. She gave him a smart slap on the cheek.
1. (of part of the body) to be affected by a sharp stinging feeling. The thick smoke made his eyes smart.
2. to feel annoyed, resentful etc after being insulted etc. He is still smarting from your remarks.
the stinging feeling left by a blow or the resentful feeling left by an insult. He could still feel the smart of her slap/insult.
ˈsmarten (often with up) verb
to make or become smarter. He has smartened up a lot in appearance lately.
ˈsmartly adverb
The soldiers stood smartly to attention; She is always smartly dressed.
ˈsmartness noun
ˈsmart bomb noun
a bomb that is designed to locate the target and hit it accurately.
ˈsmart card noun
an advanced version of a credit card, with a computer memory, which can be used for such purposes as paying money and identification.
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In 1963, he invented the first scanner for inputting color images 1969: Chipcard Under Patent DE 19 45777 C3 JE-rgen Dethloff (1924-2002) and Helmut GrE[micro]ttrup (1916-1981) opened the door wide to the information society.
As banking regulations currently stand in UK and many countries, a merchant is liable if they have a chipcard reader and they accept a chip card without using the reader, that is, rely on the signature.
Zenite ZE55201 is an ultra-low-warp LCP designed to maintain flatness in connectors, chipcard holders, and large parts for ovens and other appliances.
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A pilot project is to be funded by the European Commission in order to assess whether the introduction of a new chipcard would help professionals demonstrate their qualifications cross-border.
The British Retail Consortium estimates it will cost the major retailers some 100 [pounds sterling]-125m [pounds sterling] to upgrade EPoS terminals which already integrate card payment systems and -- with the banks set to launch a wide array of profitable financial products on the back of the chipcard initiative -- the consortium makes a strong case for demanding that banks pick up a sizeable proportion of this bill.
IBM also displayed a credit card-size ChipCard that can record data off your PC via a PCMCIA interface and then play it back, or perform simple computing functions on its own.
In our segment Communication, and in our security and chipcard business, we were able to reduce the EBIT loss in the first quarter, leading to a combined positive EBIT of the logic segments," said Dr.