from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An alphabetical listing, especially of books in a library, made with a separate card for each item.
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- n. an alphabetical listing of items (e.g., books in a library) with a separate card for each item
- n. a library catalog in which each publication is described on a separate file card
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The Donnell Branch Library on Fifty-third Street still caters to children—even though the card catalog Claudia and Jamie used has gone the way of the manual typewriter.