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A code used for recording alphanumeric information on punch cards.
[After Herman Hollerith.]
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Hol′ler•ith code`(ˈhɒl ə rɪθ)
a system for coding data into punched cards.
[1946; after Herman Hollerith (1860–1929), U.S. inventor of the system]
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