Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope

A card may refer to any of the following:

1. With desktop computers, card is an abbreviation used for an expansion card. It may describe any of the following types of expansion cards.

Examples of expansion cards

2. With memory and storage, a card may describe an SD card, often found and used with digital cameras and smartphones.

3. When describing a card for accessing a building or room, an access card is a plastic card with a magnetic strip or chip. An access card gives the person with the card access to a restricted area by swiping or tapping the card to open a door.

4. With laptops and portable computers, a card can describe a PC Card or a PCMCIA card.

5. With earlier computers, a card could describe a punch card.

6. When describing a card for making purchases, an electronic card is a digital credit card used with a digital wallet to make purchases without the physical card.

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