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optical character recognition

noun, Computers.
1.
the process or technology of reading data in printed form by a device (optical character reader) that scans and identifies characters.
Abbreviation: OCR.
Origin of optical character recognition
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65
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optical character recognition  
The electronic identification and digital encoding of printed or handwritten characters by means of an optical scanner and specialized software.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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