machine-readable

adjective
ma·​chine-read·​a·​ble | \ mə-ˈshēn-ˈrē-də-bəl How to pronounce machine-readable (audio) \

Definition of machine-readable

: directly usable by a computer machine-readable text

First Known Use of machine-readable

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Machine-readable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/machine-readable. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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machine-readable

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English Language Learners Definition of machine-readable

: in a form that can be used and understood by a computer

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