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QR code

 (kyo͞o′är′)
n.
A square grid of smaller black and white squares containing encoded data that is designed to be optically scanned, as to provide information about a product or service.

[q(uick) r(esponse) code.]

QR Code

n
(Electronics) trademark a type of bar code that can be read both horizontally and vertically, allowing large amounts of information to be encoded in it
[C20: Q(uick) R(esponse)]
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These squiggly squares often referred to as "Quick Response Codes" or "Microsoft Tags" are now being used daily in nearly all types of transactions and are inherently adaptable to a wide variety of known and undiscovered applications.
The world is finally paying attention to what Japanese marketers and service-providers have known for nearly a decade - that consumers' interest is piqued by these little squiggly squares, and they're hungry to know what's behind the code.