magnetic stripe

magnetic stripe
A band of magnetic material in which tiny iron-based particles are used for data storage, used on swipecards.

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  • magnetic stripe — noun a short strip of magnetic tape attached to a credit card or debit card; it contains data that will tell a reading device who you are and what your account number is, etc. • Hypernyms: ↑magnetic tape, ↑mag tape, ↑tape • Part Holonyms: ↑credit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Magnetic stripe card — An example of the reverse side of a typical credit card: Green circle #1 labels the Magnetic stripe A magnetic stripe card is a type of card capable of storing data by modifying the magnetism of tiny iron based magnetic particles on a band of… …   Wikipedia

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  • magnetic stripe — 1. See magnetic strip. 2. Motion Pictures. stripe1 (def. 8). [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • magnetic stripe —   n.    a thin layer of material consisting of oriented ferromagnetic oxide particles held together by a resin binder and bonded to a non magnetic surface such as paper or plastic …   Locksmith dictionary

  • magnetic stripe reader — noun a computerised device which interprets the information recorded on a stripe of magnetised material on a card such as a credit card …  

  • magnetic strip — UK US noun [C] (also magnetic stripe) ► a magnetic area on the back of a plastic card that contains information in electronic form, especially information about who the owner of the card is, their bank account, etc.: »Your personal details are… …   Financial and business terms

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  • stripe — stripe1 stripeless, adj. /struyp/, n., v., striped, striping. n. 1. a relatively long, narrow band of a different color, appearance, weave, material, or nature from the rest of a surface or thing: the stripes of a zebra. 2. a fabric or material… …   Universalium

  • Stripe — A stripe is a long, straight region of a single color, it may refer to:* Candystripe, a pattern of diagonal stripes twisted around a cylinder stereotypically embodied by the candy cane * Candystriper, a nickname for a female hospital volunteer… …   Wikipedia

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