barcode

or bar code

[bahr-kohd]
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noun

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.

verb (used with object), bar·cod·ed, bar·cod·ing.

to put a barcode on.

Nearby words

  1. barchan,
  2. barchan dune,
  3. barchester towers,
  4. barclay,
  5. barclay de tolly,
  6. barcoo river,
  7. barcoo salute,
  8. bard,
  9. bard of avon,
  10. bardacious

Origin of barcode

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

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