Universal Product Code

Universal Product Code
Universal Product Code Universal Product Code code

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Universal Product Code UK US noun [C] (ABBREVIATION UPC) PRODUCTION
a small rectangular pattern of thick and thin black lines printed on a product, or on its container, so that the details of the product can be read by and recorded on a computer system: »

More than a million companies worldwide use the familiar Universal Product Code symbols to identify consumer products.

See also BAR CODE(Cf. ↑bar code)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Universal Product Code — Code universel des produits Pour les articles homonymes, voir CUP et UPC. Exemple de CUP dans le système UPC A. Le code universel des produit …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Universal Product Code — n AmE UPC a ↑bar code …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Universal Product Code — n. a patterned series of vertical bars of varying widths printed on packages of many consumer products: it can be read by a computerized scanner for inventory control, pricing, etc.: cf. BAR CODE …   English World dictionary

  • Universal Product Code — The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode symbology (i.e., a specific type of barcode), that is widely used in the United States and Canada for tracking trade items in stores. Current code The UPC encodes 12 decimal digits as SLLLLLLMRRRRRRE …   Wikipedia

  • Universal Product Code — В штрих коде UPC A каждая цифра представляется семибитной последовательностью, закодированной серией чередующихся штрихов и пробелов. Защитные штрихи (для наглядности выделенные зелёным) разделяют две группы по шесть цифр …   Википедия

  • Universal Product Code — UPC 12 (GTIN 12) Nummer als UPC A Barcode symbol einkodiert. Der Strichcode Universal Product Code, kurz UPC, wurde 1973 in den USA eingeführt. Durch ihn erhalten Produkte einen Nummerncode, den Barcodescanner berührungslos auslesen. Drei Jahre… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Universal Product Code — bar code printed on product packages that can be scanned electronically (contains product name and price information), UPC …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Universal Product Code — a bar code that indicates price, product classification, etc., and can be read electronically, as at checkout counters in supermarkets. Abbr.: UPC Cf. bar code. [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • Universal Product Code — noun Date: 1974 a combination of a bar code and numbers by which a scanner can identify a product and usually assign a price …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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