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smart card

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Banking
smart cardˈsmart card noun [countable]  BFBa small plastic card with an electronic part that records and remembers information
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smart cardA smart card computes a password or encryption key and furnishes it directly to the computer for the logon procedure.This would implant an electronic smart card in cars' engine-management systems, to monitor the quantity of polluting emissions.So she places her smart card containing electronic cash provided as part of a bank service into the smart-card reader.The third, and most innovative, idea is symbolized by the smart card.You hand your smart card to the cashier at a restaurant and she runs it through a scanner.
From Longman Business DictionaryLBED_05_asmart cardˈsmart card a small plastic card with an electronic CHIP that records and remembers informationTravelers will carry a smart card that allows them to use their cellular phones in more than 15 countries, with all the bills going to a single account.The company has estimated that its smart-card business will have revenue of 15 billion yen in five years’ time. card
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