Thursday, April 30, 2009


Business card, a wallet sized card containing contact information for a person or business

Bank card aka ATM card refers to a plastic card issued by a bank and used to access funds from an account

Credit card, a plastic card for purchasing items on credit

Debit card, a plastic card for purchasing items using money in a bank account

Cigarette card, a trading card used to reinforce cigarette packaging

Common Access Card (CAC), a Department of Defense (DoD) access & ID Card; contains a computer chip.

Digital Tachograph Card a plastic card for the European Union Driving Licence

Expansion card or computer card, a computer hardware component or device, attached generally inside a computer, that provides added functionality, such as a graphics card or sound card

File card (tool), a metal brush used to clean the cutting grooves on files

Flashcard, a card with questions and answers written on it, used as a learning aid

Gift card, usually plastic payment tool that is mailed or given to a relative, friend, or associate as a method of purchasing within stores

Green card, an identification card for permanent non-citizen US residents

Greeting card, usually folded paper that is mailed or given to a relative, friend, or associate to express a message of greeting, appreciation, or some other sentiment

Health card, a token to be used as patient data card (PDC) or health professional card (HPC)

Identification card, an identity document

Index card, a card for creating and organizing notes in a stack, usually for a research project

Keepsake card a plastic card (Souvenir) some things with a Poem on it

Keycard while not actually considered a key, is a plastic card which stores a digital signature that is used with electronic access control

Library card, a card used to borrow books or other media from a library

Memory card, a data storage device used with digital cameras, computers, telephones, music players, video game consoles, and other electronics

Penalty cards for rule violations in several sports, e.g. red card or yellow card

Photocard Driving Licence a plastic card for the United Kingdom's European Union Driving Licence

Playing card, a card, typically made of laminated paper, used for playing games

Policy debate card, a piece of evidence in policy debate

Passport card an alternative to a passport created in the United States to meet the documentary requirements of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

Pilot Card required for an individual to act as a pilot of an aircraft

Postcard, a card used for sending messages in the mail without use of an envelope

Proof of Age Card a plastic card to prove that bearer is over 18 years old (21 in some places)

Punch card, an obsolete method for storing data

Raising card, a spiked brush-like tool used to straighten out wool, hemp, etc.

Subscriber Identity Module Card,(SIM Card) a smart card identifying a mobile phone service subscriber

Smart card, a plastic card containing a computer chip

Time card, a card used to record a worker's hours of employment

Trading card, a card used for trading or collecting, or for use in a collectible card game

Value card, a self-help device listing behavior changes the bearer wants to make

Visiting card, aka calling card, a more personal version of a business card

Voter registration card the requirement in some democracies for citizens and residents to check in with some central registry specifically for the purpose of being allowed to vote in elections.

Warrant Card a proof of identification and authority carried by Police Officers.

Wild card originally used in card games, but the term has evolved to describe an unknown or unpredictable factor in any number of domains

Work card is like an Identity Card which verifies that a person has been given work, or is eligible to perform work in a given profession or jurisdiction.

Non-physical analogues of physical cards:

E-card, an electronic version of a greeting card or postcard

Test card, also known as a test pattern, a television test signal, typically broadcast at times when the transmitter is active, but no programmes are being broadcast