Definition of punch card in English:

punch card

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(also punched card)
  • A card perforated according to a code, for controlling the operation of a machine, used in voting machines and formerly in programming and entering data into computers.

    ‘The important thing to remember here is that Information Technology, which used to mean computers and punched cards, now means EVERYTHING.’
    • ‘Both the IBM and the Burroughs were programmed with punched cards, and neither were available for me to " watch the lights and hear the grunts’.’
    • ‘Remember, this was all at a time when computing to the rest of us meant running a few thousand punched cards through a mainframe and waiting to get your output the next day from the line printer.’
    • ‘This was different from the big IBM mainframe, where one submitted a deck of punched cards, then waited around for their own job to run.’
    • ‘Englebart thought it eminently sensible to have some kind of visual display to represent what the computers were doing - rather than have a box full of punched cards to display one character.’