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A trademark for a desktop rotary file of removable cards, usually used for names, addresses, and contact information.
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trademark chiefly US a small file for holding names, addresses, and telephone numbers, consisting of cards attached horizontally to a rotatable central cylinder
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(ˈroʊ ləˌdɛks)
Trademark. a device for organizing addresses, telephone numbers, etc., consisting of a revolving spindle to which detachable cards are affixed.
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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
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nRolodex® m, → Rotationskartei f
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Brookings Institution communications director Elizabeth Sablich added, "Should we ever get to a point when Sourcelist is no longer needed-when Rolodexes are filled with the names of women and other diverse individuals who get called just as frequently as men-then it will have done its job."
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"They are going all out to hire people who are well-connected and buying the Rolodexes that these people bring from the government," said Steve Stesney, a product manager at First Street, a software company that provides analysis on politics and lobbying.
Six years ago, when I first took over Moment and was packing up to move die magazine to a new home, I came across three dusty Rolodexes in a desk drawer.
Go through your Rolodexes. If you haven't talked to someone in a while, call just to say hello.
We have come a long way from Rolodexes filled with the names and proclivities of favorite writers and reporters.
No calls from other heads of state though--just a bunch of calls from reporters who hadn't yet updated their rolodexes. Although number recycling is necessary to keep the pool of available numbers from shrinking, most countries don't allow it for exactly this reason.
His name has even crept into celebrity rolodexes. Along with major league baseball players down for spring training, Gregg Allman, Woody Harrelson and Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman) have all bought, borrowed or rented bikes from Williams.
While customers will have to update their Rolodexes and computer address files, Sunrise investors won't have to make much of an adjustment, as the company's stock symbol remains unchanged.
Rolodexes full of A-listers rely on her for their picture-perfect skin, and now make-up artist Alison Raffaele has created a range of bases popular with the likes of Kate Hudson and J.Lo.