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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Jacquard \Jac*quard"\, a. Pertaining to, or invented by, Jacquard, a French mechanician, who died in 1834. [1913 Webster] Jacquard apparatus or Jacquard arrangement, a device applied to looms for weaving figured goods, consisting of mechanism controlled by a chain of variously perforated cards, which cause the warp threads to be lifted in the proper succession for producing the required figure. Jacquard card, one of the perforated cards of a Jacquard apparatus. Jacquard loom, a loom with Jacquard apparatus. [1913 Webster]