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Any of various substances, such as microscopic pieces of multilayered colored plastic, added to a product to indicate its source of manufacture: added taggants to explosives to deter terrorism.

[Short for Microtaggant, trademark for tags identifying explosives.]


1. (Electronics) electronics a microscopic material added to a substance to enable it to be tracked by radio frequency
2. (Chemistry) chem a chemical marker used in various kinds of testing


(ˈtæg ənt)
a substance added to an explosive that may be traced if the explosive is used for unlawful purposes.
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