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English definition of “electronic data interchange”

electronic data interchange

noun [U]
 
 
( abbreviation EDI, also electronic data exchange, abbreviation EDE) IT, E-COMMERCE
a way for companies and banks to send electronic documents directly from one computer to another without using the internet: Technologies like e-mail and electronic data interchange are moving us towards a borderless, information-driven economy.
(Definition of electronic data interchange from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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