card catalogue


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card catalogue UK US noun [C] UK (US card catalog)
a set of cards in alphabetical order, each one giving information about an item in a collection, for example the author and title of a book, with information on where to find it: »

We undertook a major review of the Library Management System, including the transfer of records from the card catalogue to the online catalogue.

IT a computer file that contains information about the items in a collection, lists of names and addresses, etc., usually in alphabetical order, that can be searched: »

A computer user can search the site, which acts as a card catalogue for resources across all the agencies.


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  • Card catalogue — Card Card (k[aum]rd), n. [F. carte, fr. L. charta paper, Gr. ? a leaf of paper. Cf. {Chart}.] 1. A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Card catalogue — Catalogue Cat a*logue, n. [F., fr. catalogus, fr. Gr. ? a counting up, list, fr. ? to count up; kata down, completely + ? to say.] A list or enumeration of names, or articles arranged methodically, often in alphabetical order; as, a catalogue of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • card catalogue — noun 1. a library catalog in which each publication is described on a separate file card • Syn: ↑card catalog • Hypernyms: ↑library catalog, ↑library catalogue 2. an alphabetical listing of items (e.g., books in a library) with a separate card… …   Useful english dictionary

  • card catalogue — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms card catalogue : singular card catalogue plural card catalogues a card index …   English dictionary

  • card catalogue — /ˈkad kætəlɒg/ (say kahd katuhlog) noun a definite arrangement of cards of uniform size (catalogue cards) in drawers, each card usually identifying a single publication in a library …   Australian English dictionary

  • Card — (k[aum]rd), n. [F. carte, fr. L. charta paper, Gr. ? a leaf of paper. Cf. {Chart}.] 1. A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game played with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Card basket — Card Card (k[aum]rd), n. [F. carte, fr. L. charta paper, Gr. ? a leaf of paper. Cf. {Chart}.] 1. A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Card rack — Card Card (k[aum]rd), n. [F. carte, fr. L. charta paper, Gr. ? a leaf of paper. Cf. {Chart}.] 1. A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Card table — Card Card (k[aum]rd), n. [F. carte, fr. L. charta paper, Gr. ? a leaf of paper. Cf. {Chart}.] 1. A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catalogue — Cat a*logue, n. [F., fr. catalogus, fr. Gr. ? a counting up, list, fr. ? to count up; kata down, completely + ? to say.] A list or enumeration of names, or articles arranged methodically, often in alphabetical order; as, a catalogue of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English