hollerith-code

Hollerith code

[hol-uh-rith]
noun Computers.
a system for coding data into punched cards, in which each horizontal row is assigned a different value, and letters, numbers, or special characters are encoded as combinations of these values in a vertical column.

Origin:
1946; named after Herman Hollerith (1860–1929), U.S. inventor of the system

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