optical character reader


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optical character reader

n.
A device used for optical character recognition.
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optical character reader

n
(Computer Science) a computer peripheral device enabling letters, numbers, or other characters usually printed on paper to be optically scanned and input to a storage device, such as magnetic tape. The device uses the process of optical character recognition. Abbreviation (for both reader and recognition): OCR
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Translations

optical character reader

nlettore m ottico di caratteri
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