machine-readable

Definitions

General English

Computing

  • adjective
    (written as machine readable)
    used to describe commands or data stored on a medium that can be directly input into the computer

Electronics

  • Information that is in a form that can serve as computer input. This includes information in binary form, such as files stored on magnetic disks, and data obtainable through optical character recognition. Also called computer-readable.

Information & Library Science

  • adjective stored on a disk or tape in machine language, so that it can be read directly by a computer
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