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Universal Product Codenoun [C]

uk   us   (abbreviation UPC) PRODUCTION
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: More than a million ​companiesworldwide use the familiar Universal Product Code ​symbols to ​identifyconsumerproducts.
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