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bar code definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laser; printed on consumer product packages to identify the item for a computer that provides the price and registers inventory information [syn: bar code, Universal Product Code]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1963 a code consisting of a group of printed and variously patterned bars and spaces and sometimes numerals that is designed to be scanned and read into computer memory and that contains information (as identification) about the object it labels bar-coded adjective bar coding noun

Britannica Concise

Printed series of parallel bars of varying width used for entering data into a computer system, typically for identifying the object on which the code appears. The width and spacing of the bars represent binary information that can be read by an optical (laser) scanner that is part of a computer system. The coding is used in many different areas of manufacturing and marketing, incl. inventory control and tracking systems. The bar codes printed on supermarket and other retail merchandise are those of the Universal Product Code (UPC).Leader of an unsuccessful Jewish revolt against

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also barcode(bar codes) A bar code is an arrangement of numbers and parallel lines that is printed on products to be sold in shops. The bar code can be read by computers. N-COUNT


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