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QR code

a matrix bar code that is read by photographing it with the camera of a smartphone or other mobile device that is equipped with a bar-code reader:
Scan the QR code in our print ads to link to special offers on our website.
Origin of QR code
First recorded in 1990-95; abbreviation of quick-response code Unabridged
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QR Code

trademark a type of bar code that can be read both horizontally and vertically, allowing large amounts of information to be encoded in it
Word Origin
C20: Q(uick) R(esponse)
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