Definition of barcode in English:

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barcode

Pronunciation: /ˈbärˌkōd/

noun

A machine-readable code in the form of numbers and a pattern of parallel lines of varying widths, printed on and identifying a product. Also called Universal Product Code.
Example sentences
  • Some microwaves are being designed to read a bar code that will be printed on the side of the package and cook it automatically.
  • He took a photograph of Craig then airbrushed out his pacemaker scar and printed a bar code onto his chest.
  • The bar code will be printed on the reverse side of the ballot paper on the declaration of identity.

verb

[with object]
Mark with a barcode: all the merchandise is barcoded and scanned

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Syllabification: bar·code

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