Cartridge vs Cart - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between cartridge and cart

is that cartridge is (firearms) the package consisting of the bullet, primer, and casing containing gunpowder; a round of ammunition () while cart is a small, open, wheeled vehicle, drawn or pushed by a person or animal, more often used for transporting goods than passengers or cart can be (video games|informal) a cartridge for a video game system.

As a verb cart is

to carry goods.

cartridge

Noun

(en noun)
  • (firearms) The package consisting of the bullet, primer, and casing containing gunpowder; a round of ammunition ().
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=7 citation , passage=Still, a dozen men with rifles, and cartridges to match, stayed behind when they filed through a white aldea lying silent amid the cane, and the Sin Verguenza swung into slightly quicker stride.}}
  • (by extension) A prefabricated subassembly that can be easily installed in or removed from a larger mechanism or replaced with another interchangeable subassembly.
  • (computing) A vessel which contains the ink () for a computer printer and can be easily replaced with another.
  • (computing) Magnetic tape storage, used for storing (backup) copies of data ().
  • * 1983 , Helpline'' (in ''Sinclair User issue 21)
  • The program generates a catalogue of the files on the cartridge selected by the user, reads the catalogue into memory and erases the cartridge copy, so that an up-to-date copy is always generated.
  • (computing) A removable enclosure containing read-only memory devices, used for rapid loading of software onto a home computer or video game console.
  • * 1981 , Communication Outlook (volume 3)
  • We would like to see someone market a low-power, text-to-speech cartridge that would mate with the Epson and use its internal battery pack.
  • * 2002 , Video Game Bible, 1985-2002 (page 180)
  • Nintendo made sure to loudly trumpet all of the advantages of the cartridge format, particularly the greatly reduced loading times and the sturdiness of the cartridges
  • (obsolete) A small paper package, e.g. in an old book about making printer's type: After all the type has been cast: "The Boy will paper up each sort in a cartridge by itself" .
  • Derived terms

    {{der3, ball cartridge , bite the cartridge , cartridge bag , cartridge base , cartridge belt , cartridge brass , cartridge box , cartridge case , cartridge clip , cartridge drive , cartridge ejector , cartridge extractor , cartridge-filler , cartridge font , cartridge fuse , cartridge holder , cartridge paper , cartridge pen , cartridge player , cartridge remover , cartridge seal , cartridge-shot , cartridge starter , center-fire cartridge, centre-fire cartridge , cheat cartridge , disk cartridge , DV cartridge , font cartridge , Hatton cartridge , ignition cartridge , ink cartridge , magnetic cartridge , microcartridge , removable cartridge , rim-fire cartridge , shot cartridge , tape cartridge , Travan cartridge , wildcat cartridge , wire cartridge}}

    cart

    English

    (wikipedia cart)

    Etymology 1

    Probably from Old English .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small, open, wheeled vehicle, drawn or pushed by a person or animal, more often used for transporting goods than passengers.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=We made an odd party before the arrival of the Ten, particularly when the Celebrity dropped in for lunch or dinner. He could not be induced to remain permanently at Mohair because Miss Trevor was at Asquith, but he appropriated a Hempstead cart from the Mohair stables and made the trip sometimes twice in a day.}}
  • A small motor vehicle resembling a car; a go-cart.
  • Derived terms
    * cartwheel * dogcart * go-cart * golf cart * luggage cart * oxcart * pushcart * put the cart before the horse * shopping cart

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To carry goods.
  • I've been carting these things around all day .
  • To carry or convey in a cart.
  • (obsolete) To expose in a cart by way of punishment.
  • * Prior
  • She chuckled when a bawd was carted .

    References

    Etymology 2

    Shortened from (cartridge).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (video games, informal) A cartridge for a video game system.
  • My ''Final Fantasy'' cart on the NES is still alive and kicking.

    Anagrams

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