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optical character recognition

noun

, Computers.
  1. the process or technology of reading data in printed form by a device optical character reader that scans and identifies characters. : OCR


optical character recognition

  1. The electronic identification and digital encoding of printed or handwritten characters by means of an optical scanner and specialized software.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of optical character recognition1

First recorded in 1960–65

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As a bonus, the app also offers automatic optical character recognition.

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