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Have I missed out on some terminiology? "card"

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I hear the word "card" being thrown around sometimes... Sometimes in relation to graphics ("glow cards"), sometimes in non-graphics contexts ("queue card"). Is there a computer science meaning(s) of the word "card" that I've missed out on? Obviously, it's kind of hard to google.

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Well on the graphics end of things a "card" tends to just mean a single Quad drawn for effect, not part of a particle system. Thus a "glow card" would add a halo to something. Other times it would be the image of a single key/button you need to press, or maybe a "card" is just part of an effect, like the muzzle flash of a gun.

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Is there a computer science meaning(s) of the word "card" that I've missed out on? Obviously, it's kind of hard to google.
Can't say as I have ever run into card used in this way - I tend to expect a card to be a piece of specialised hardware (i.e. gpu or sound card).

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so what about the context of "unsigned integer" where does the term card fit into that?

Hm, you can declare a variable of type unsigned integer called "card"? ;)

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Sometimes in relation to graphics ("glow cards"), sometimes in non-graphics contexts ("queue card").

A "cue card" is a large paperboard sign with an actor's lines written on it, for the actor to refer to during a performance. It's possible that some software projects have made cutesy appropriation of the terminology.

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its a fairly common practise, ive seen it redefined as that in a few source codes

http://cstep.luberth.com/htmlmgui/CARD32.html


Cardinal number, 32 bits.



ah thanks a lot

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