bar code Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"bar code" in British English

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bar codenoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​smallrectangularpattern of ​thick and ​thinblacklinesprinted on a ​product, or on ​itscontainer, so that the ​details of the ​product can be ​read by and ​recorded on a ​computersystem: A ​handheldscanner is used to ​readbarcodes.
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(Definition of bar code from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bar code" in American English

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bar codenoun [C]

(also barcode,  /ˈbɑrˌkoʊd/ )  /ˈbɑr ˌkoʊd/
a ​smallrectangle of ​blacklines of different ​widths that ​containsinformation that can be ​read by a ​computer
(Definition of bar code from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bar code" in Business English

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bar codenoun [C]

uk   us   COMMERCE, IT
a ​small rectangular ​pattern of thick and ​thinblacklinesprinted on a ​product, or on its ​container, so that the details of the ​product can be read by and ​recorded on a ​computersystem: Bar ​codes can be ​scanned by ​opticalscanners known as ​barcodereaders.
bar coding
noun [U]
Bar coding is ​essential for ​efficientinventorymanagement.
(Definition of bar code from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bar code”
in Arabic الرَّمْز القُضْبانيّ…
in Korean 바코드…
in Portuguese código de barras…
in Catalan codi de barres…
in Japanese バーコード…
in Chinese (Simplified) 条形码…
in Turkish barkod, elektronik fiyat etiketi…
in Russian штрих-код…
in Chinese (Traditional) 條碼…
in Italian codice a barre…
in Polish kod paskowy…
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