QR code

[ kyoo-ahr-kohd ]
/ ˈkyuˈɑr ˌkoʊd /

Trademark.

the proprietary name of a matrix barcode that is read by photographing it with the camera of a smartphone or other mobile device that is equipped with a 2D barcode reader: Scan the QR code in our print ads to link to special offers on our website.

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Origin of QR code

First recorded in 1990–95; abbreviation of quick-response code

Words nearby QR code

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British Dictionary definitions for QR code

QR Code

noun

trademark a type of bar code that can be read both horizontally and vertically, allowing large amounts of information to be encoded in it

Word Origin for QR Code

C20: Q (uick) R (esponse)
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