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Universal Product Code

noun [C]     (abbreviation UPC) PRODUCTION
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: More than a million companies worldwide use the familiar Universal Product Code symbols to identify consumer products. → See also bar code
(Definition of Universal Product Code noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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