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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

punch′ card`(n.)

  1. a rectangular card on which data is stored in the form of a pattern of small holes.

    Category: Computers

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. punched card, punch card, Hollerith card(noun)

    a card on which data can be recorded in the form of punched holes


  1. punch card(Noun)

    A card that can have holes or notches cut in it, especially one for storing data, that can be sorted according to combinations of holes present or absent.

  2. punch card(Noun)

    Such a card, the size of a US dollar bill, having 80 columns of 12 rows used in early mainframe computers.

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