Meaning of “electronic data interchange” in the English Dictionary

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"electronic data interchange" in Business English

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electronic data interchangenoun [ U ]

uk us 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)