uni versal product code

Universal Product Code

noun
a bar code that indicates price, product classification, etc., and can be read electronically, as at checkout counters in supermarkets. Abbreviation: UPC
Compare barcode ( def 1 ).


Origin:
1970–75

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universal product code

noun
code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laser; printed on consumer product packages to identify the item for a computer that provides the price and registers inventory information [syn: bar code
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