optical scanning


noun

the process of interpreting data in printed, handwritten, bar-code, or other visual form by a device (optical scanner or reader) that scans and identifies the data.

Nearby words

  1. optical pumping,
  2. optical pyrometer,
  3. optical resonator,
  4. optical rotation,
  5. optical scanner,
  6. optical sound,
  7. optical soundtrack,
  8. optical tooling,
  9. optical tweezers,
  10. optical wedge


Origin of optical scanning

First recorded in 1955–60

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