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English definition of “magnetic strip”

magnetic strip

noun [C]
 
 
( also magnetic stripe)
a magnetic area on the back of a plastic card that contains information in electronic form, especially information about who the owner of the card is, their bank account, etc.: Your personal details are stored in the card's magnetic strip. The data held on the magnetic strip is scanned when you swipe the card.
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