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A trademark for a desktop rotary file of removable cards, usually used for names, addresses, and contact information.


trademark chiefly US a small file for holding names, addresses, and telephone numbers, consisting of cards attached horizontally to a rotatable central cylinder


(ˈroʊ ləˌdɛks)
Trademark. a device for organizing addresses, telephone numbers, etc., consisting of a revolving spindle to which detachable cards are affixed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
card index, card catalog, card catalogue - an alphabetical listing of items (e.g., books in a library) with a separate card for each item
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product


nRolodex® m, → Rotationskartei f
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I have always had a soft spot for the Rolodex, the trusty friend of every journalist and repository7 of names, addresses and phone numbers from near and distant times.
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In our age of deregulated, free-market global capitalism, the canon may have collapsed, but in its place has risen only the curator's Rolodex, the artworld's iPod writ large.
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To find musicians Alfonso worked her Rolodex, calling all over the country to cherry-pick great players who could fly in the week before the annual concerts--December 10-11 this year, and long soldout--and home thereafter.
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When I heard about his death, I went to my desk and took his business card from my Rolodex.