any of a set of cards with facts, simple arithmetic problems, etc. on them, which are displayed one by one for quick response, as in a classroom drill
Origin of flashcardsee flash, transitive verb
- A card used to aid rote memorization. One side of the card contains data of one kind, or a question, and the other side contains the associated response which one wants to memorize. For example, one side could contain an English word, and the other side the Spanish translation.
- (electronics) a solid state digital memory storage format, commonly found on computers, digital cameras and cellphones