Definition of barcode in English:

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Pronunciation: /bɑːˈkəʊd/


A machine-readable code in the form of numbers and a pattern of parallel lines of varying widths, printed on a commodity and used especially for stock control: simply scan the barcode on the food packaging and the app will give you a nutritional breakdown of the product
More 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.


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

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