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swipe card

n.
A plastic card with a microchip or magnetic strip containing encoded data that is read by passing the card through a usually slotted electronic device, used especially to make electronic transactions and to provide access to restricted or secure areas or systems.
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swipe card

n
(Electronics) a credit card, identity card, etc, with a magnetic strip that holds encoded information that can be electronically interpreted as it is passed through the slot of a machine designed to read it
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swipe card

nMagnetstreifenkarte f
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