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Credit Card Glossary

Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions

Confused by credit card terms? CreditCards.com's glossary of credit card definitions will help. From account holder to Regulation Z, we have defined the most-common and most-confusing credit card terms.

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Revolver
A revolver is a credit card issuer term for customers who carry balances, paying off those balances over time, thus "revolving" them. The opposite of the revolver is the "transactor" -- people who pay their credit card balances each month, avoiding interest charges.