smart card
  • A card which incorporates one or more chips, including a processor and memory. Such cards are usually the size of a credit card, and are used in conjunction with smart card readers which communicate with central computers. Such cards may be used to verify identity, keep digital cash, store medical records, and so on. Smart cards are secure, and update the contained information each time it is used.
  • In portable computers, a smart card (1) utilized to add memory, or as a peripheral device such as a modem.

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