magnetic card



  • noun plastic card with a strip of magnetic recording material on its surface, allowing data to be stored and used


  • A card which has a portion, such as a magnetic stripe, upon which data can be stored through the selective magnetization of the surface. Examples include credit and debit cards, driver's licenses, telephone calling cards, and so on. The encoded information in such a card is usually accessed using a magnetic card reader. Also called magnetic stripe card.