Hollerith code


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Hollerith code

n.
A code used for recording alphanumeric information on punch cards.

[After Herman Hollerith.]
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Hol′ler•ith code`

(ˈhɒl ə rɪθ)
n.
a system for coding data into punched cards.
[1946; after Herman Hollerith (1860–1929), U.S. inventor of the system]
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