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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A series of vertical bars of varying widths, in which each of the digits zero through nine are represented by a different pattern of bars that can be read by a laser scanner. The bars are commonly found on consumer products and are used especially for inventory control.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of barcode.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

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