Definitions for card catalog
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a file of cards listing the items in the collection of a library.
Category: Library Science
Origin of card catalog:
card catalog, card catalogue(noun)
a library catalog in which each publication is described on a separate file card
card index, card catalog, card catalogue(noun)
an alphabetical listing of items (e.g., books in a library) with a separate card for each item
The card catalog, or "catalog of characteristics," in cryptography, was a system designed by Polish Cipher Bureau mathematician-cryptologist Marian Rejewski, and first completed about 1935 or 1936, to facilitate decrypting German Enigma ciphers.
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