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n. also bar code
1. A series of vertical bars of varying widths, in which each of the digits zero through nine are represented by a different pattern of bars that can be read by a laser scanner. The bars are commonly found on consumer products and are used especially for inventory control.
2. A DNA barcode.
1. bar·cod·ed, bar·cod·ing, bar·codes To provide or mark (an item) with a barcode.
2. To DNA barcode.
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bar code

1. (Commerce) commerce a machine-readable arrangement of numbers and parallel lines of different widths printed on a package, which can be electronically scanned at a checkout to register the price of the goods and to activate computer stock-checking and reordering. Also called: Universal Product Code or UPC
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bar′ code`

a series of contiguous lines of like height coded by width and applied to an item for identification by an optical scanner, as for registering the price of a product.
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bar code

- Includes code terms for the country of manufacture, the manufacturer, and the type of product—a combination specific enough to ordinarily identify any product.
See also related terms for manufacture.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: code - code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laserbar code - code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laser; printed on consumer product packages to identify the item for a computer that provides the price and registers inventory information
code - a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
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(baː) noun
1. a rod or oblong piece (especially of a solid substance). a gold bar; a bar of chocolate; iron bars on the windows.
2. a broad line or band. The blue material had bars of red running through it.
3. a bolt. a bar on the door.
4. a counter at which or across which articles of a particular kind are sold. a snack bar; Your whisky is on the bar.
5. a public house.
6. a measured division in music. Sing the first ten bars.
7. something which prevents (something). His carelessness is a bar to his promotion.
8. the rail at which the prisoner stands in court. The prisoner at the bar collapsed when he was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment.
verbpast tense, past participle barred
1. to fasten with a bar. Bar the door.
2. to prevent from entering. He's been barred from the club.
3. to prevent (from doing something). My lack of money bars me from going on holiday.
except. All bar one of the family had measles.
ˈbarmaid, ˈbarman (-tendə) , (mainly American) ˈbartender noun
a person who serves at the bar of a public-house or hotel.
ˈbar code noun
a code in the form of parallel lines printed on goods from which the computer reads information about their price etc.
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The new logo mark is a nod to a colorful 2-D bar code image.
In the process of 2-D bar code image recognition, distorted barcode images obtained by acquisition device are the result of the superposition of various factors.
The newest design, introduced this year, is laminated with a 2-D bar code and bears the fine-line logo of a bucking horse on the back.
Additional capabilities include database import with refresh feature to ensure data integrity, automatic text formatting, 2-D bar code support, superscript and subscript characters, and multi-label data entry view.
The labels also allow technicians to print high-resolution bar codes, which reduces the specimen's 12 to 15 accession numbers and patient-specific information into a linear or 2-D bar code that can be scanned by hand-held bar-code scanners at several points along the way.
The PRO-LX system produces and reads ID cards with photographic and fingerprint identification embedded in a 2-D bar code. The complete badge printing and authentication system can store and output personnel data and encode magnetic stripes and embedded smart chips on plastic identification cards.
Two-dimensional bar codes ready to make their mark (Million $) 2002 $657 2001 $386 2000 $233 1999 $158 1998 $115 Last year's sales of just $90 million in 2-D bar code readers, software, and services is "just the proverbial tip of the iceberg" says a report from Venture Development Corp., Natick, Mass.
In addition to checking standard parameters, the unit confirms that the information in the 2-D bar code is formatted correctly for ease of scanning later.