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bar code

noun [C] uk   us  
a small rectangular pattern of thick and thin black lines printed on a product, or on its container, so that the details of the product can be read by and recorded on a computer system: A handheld scanner is used to read bar codes.
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in Korean 바코드…
in Arabic الرَّمْز القُضْبانيّ…
in Portuguese código de barras…
in Catalan codi de barres…
in Japanese バーコード…
in Italian codice a barre…
in Chinese (Traditional) 條碼…
in Russian штрих-код…
in Turkish barkod, elektronik fiyat etiketi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 条形码…
in Polish kod paskowy…
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