magnet'ic strip'

a strip of magnetic material on which information may be stored, as by an electromagnetic process, for automatic reading, decoding, or recognition by a device that detects magnetic variations on the strip: a credit card with a magnetic strip to prevent counterfeiting. Also called magnetic stripe, stripes.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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