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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.

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

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.

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.
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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There are 2 different bar code types (Figure 2), namely, 1D (linear) and 2D (eg, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR code).
Caracteristicas: Impresion de linea termica, fuentes: A: 12 x 24 y B: 9 x 17; codigo de barras: UPC-A y E, JAN8 y 13 (EAN), CODE39, 93, 128, ITF, CODABAR, GS1-128, GS1 codigos bidimensionales de barra de datos, PDF417, QRCode, MaxiCode, barra de datos 2D GS1 y simbologia compuesta; velocidad de 300mm/seg, papel de 80mm de ancho y 83mm de diametro; RS-232, Bidireccional paralelo, USB, USB Plus Power, puertos: Ethernet(10/100 Base-T) y Wireless LAN (IEEES02.
It generates a variety of text, characters, graphics, and international fonts, in addition to 2D barcodes, such as DataMatrix, MaxiCode and PDF417.
These are Maxicode, used mainly for high speed parcel sortation and developed by UPS; data matrix, for use in direct part marking applications where space is restricted and the use of a label is undesirable or impractical; and PDF 417, a standard developed by Symbol, which is used for a wide range of applications in manufacturing, quality, transportation and logistics, public safety, identification and more.