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bar code

noun

Simple Definition of bar code

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bar code

  1. :  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

play \ˈbär-ˌkō-dəd\ adjective

bar coding

noun

BAR CODE Defined for Kids

bar code

noun

Definition of bar code for Students

  1. :  a group of thick and thin lines placed on a product that represents computerized information about the product (as price)





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