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English definition of “optical character recognition”

optical character recognition

noun [U]     (abbreviation OCR) specialized
the process by which an electronic device recognizes printed or written letters or numbers Computer concepts
(Definition of optical character recognition noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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