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barcode

or bar code

[bahr-kohd]
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noun
  1. a series of lines of varying width, printed, as on a container or product, that can be read by an optical scanner to determine charges for purchases, destinations for letters, etc.Compare Universal Product Code.
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verb (used with object), bar·cod·ed, bar·cod·ing.
  1. to put a barcode on.
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Origin of barcode

1970–75; bar1 (in the sense of “a band or strip”) + code
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