universal product code

Definitions

Commerce

  • noun
    (written as Universal Product Code)
    the code which identifies an article for sale, usually printed as a bar code on the packet or item itself.

Computing

Electronics

  • A bar code which is printed on items for sale for identification purposes. Such codes are read by bar-code scanners, and are used, for instance, to tally sales at a point of sale, and to maintain inventory. Its abbreviation is UPC.

Food

  • noun
    (written as Universal Product Code)
    a bar code containing a unique 12-digit number that identifies a commercial product.
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