Universal Product Code

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Universal Product Code

n. Abbr. UPC
A number and barcode that identify an individual consumer product, often used for tracking inventory.
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U′niver′sal Prod′uct Code`


n.
a standardized bar code in widespread use in retail sales.
[1970–75]
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Noun1.Universal Product Code - code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laserUniversal Product 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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plastic bag packages of frozen "PERDUE SimplySmart Organics breaded chicken breast nuggets gluten free" with "Best By: Date 10/25/19" and UPC Bar Code "72745-80656" represented on the label.
There is a Universal Product Code (UPC bar code) of "41570 05621" on the side panel of the carton next to the nutrition facts.
Once a carton is sealed, a UPC bar code label is manually applied and the carton is stacked onto a storage pallet.
The packaging contains the UPC bar code 311917 18962 8 on the back.
Snap a picture of a UPC bar code, and RedLaser goes to work.
I've always been a little ill at ease with the Beechwood Hotel - its architecture as vibrant as a UPC bar code, as classy as an English Leather overdose.
By comparison, the cost of printing a UPC bar code on an item is usually only a fraction of a cent.
These printers can scan a UPC bar code label on the product and alter its structure to create an EPC number that is written to the tag.
The recalled meatballs have an expiration date of 01-08-05 and this UPC bar code: 045674 58925.
The only problem with that approach is that Uniform Code Council (UCC) guidelines say that a UPC bar code can only be reduced to 80 percent of its conventional size.