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bar code

noun

: a group of thick and thin lines that is placed on a product so that a computer can get the price of the product and other information about it

Full Definition of BAR CODE

:  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–cod·ed \ˈbär-ˌkō-dəd\ adjective
bar coding noun

First Known Use of BAR CODE

1963

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