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optical reader[′äp·tə·kəl ′rēd·ər]
A computer data-entry machine that converts printed characters, bar or line codes, and pencil-shaded areas into a computer-input code format.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
optical readerAn input device that recognizes typewritten or printed characters and barcodes and converts them into their corresponding digital codes. See OCR, scanner and Amazon Wand.
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