article numbering

article numbering

n
(Commerce) commerce See ANA
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But when the Europeans established their bar code standard in 1977, they settled on a 13-digit code called the European Article Numbering (EAN) code.
In the first edition, a printing slip resulted in EAN coding being described as 'electrical article numbering', instead of 'European article numbering': this also appears in the new edition.