file card

fi·lé card
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fi-ley, fee-ley kahrd]
    • /fɪˈleɪ, ˈfi leɪ kɑrd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fi-ley, fee-ley kahrd]
    • /fɪˈleɪ, ˈfi leɪ kɑrd/

Definitions of file card words

  • noun file card a card of a size suitable for filing, typically 3 × 5 inches (7.62 × 12.7 cm) or 4 × 6 inches (10.16 × 15.24 cm). 1
  • noun file card a card with information written on it used in a filing system 0
  • noun file card a type of brush with sharp steel bristles, used for cleaning the teeth of a file 0
  • noun file card A tool for removing debris from between the teeth of a file. 0
  • noun file card A card used as part of a file system. 0

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Origin of file card

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1965-70

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Parts of speech for File card


file card popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

file card usage trend in Literature

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