Definition of machine-readable in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈˌSHēn ˈrēdəbəl/


(Of data or text) in a form that a computer can process.
Example sentences
  • By the year 2005, it is projected that as much as 18 percent of the known data in the world will be captured in machine-readable (computer recognizable) digital format.
  • The 87 spoken texts (all that had by then been processed at the SEU) became available in machine-readable form for distribution in the early 1980s.
  • Semantic-enabled search agents will be able to collect machine-readable data from diverse sources, process it and infer new facts.

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Syllabification: ma·chine-read·a·ble

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