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Card reader

a device, no longer widely used, for reading information on a punched card and transferring it to a computer Compare card punch
Historical Examples

As we have seen, the card reader restored the wife’s confidence and the young man reproved her for having done what she did.
Brazilian Tales Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Only the card reader has had any downtime of consequence, and modifications seem to have resolved its problems.
On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969 H. W. Fulbright et al.

One thing, however, was certain: the card reader had guessed everything.
Brazilian Tales Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis


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