Hollerith code

[ hol-uh-rith ]
/ ˈhɒl ə rɪθ /

noun Computers.

a system for coding data into punched cards, in which each horizontal row is assigned a different value, and letters, numbers, or special characters are encoded as combinations of these values in a vertical column.


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Origin of Hollerith code

1946; named after Herman Hollerith (1860–1929), U.S. inventor of the system
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