• synonyms


  1. optical character reader.
  2. optical character recognition.
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Related Words

OCR, scanner

Examples from the Web for ocr

Historical Examples

  • They are not the result of OCR errors; they are present in the original typography.

    The Fiction Factory

    John Milton Edwards

  • The original text was photographed and read with an OCR program and then transcribed word by word.

British Dictionary definitions for ocr


abbreviation for
  1. optical character reader or recognition
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