optical character reader

optical character reader (OCR) - An automated mail sorting machine that interprets the address information on a letter-size mailpiece and sprays the corresponding ZIP Code information onto the piece as a barcode. The OCR consists of a mail feed unit, transport unit, stacker modules, computer with a control system, video monitor, and printer.

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • optical character reader — n. a device for scanning documents by means of OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION * * * …   Universalium

  • optical character reader — n. a device for scanning documents by means of OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION …   English World dictionary

  • optical character reader — noun (computing) A light sensitive device for inputting data directly to a computer by means of optical character recognition (abbrev OCR) • • • Main Entry: ↑optic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Optical Character Reader —   An input device which optically reads bar code data into a digital form usable to a computer. See also Magnetic Ink Character Reader …   International financial encyclopaedia

  • optical character reader — noun a device which uses optical character recognition to read information. Compare OCR …   Australian English dictionary

  • Optical character reader — Оптическое читающее устройство, ОЧУ …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Multiline Optical Character Reader — A Multiline Optical Character Reader, or MLOCR, is a type of mail sorting machine that uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to determine how to route mail through the postal system. MLOCRs work by capturing images of the front of… …   Wikipedia

  • multiline optical character reader — (MLOCR) An optical character reader that reads and interprets more than one line of the delivery address on a mailpiece …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Omnifont optical character reader — Устройство, читающее шрифты всех типов, универсальное оптическое читающее устройство …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • optical character recognition — Computers. the process or technology of reading data in printed form by a device (optical character reader) that scans and identifies characters. Abbr.: OCR [1960 65] * * * ˌoptical ˈcharacter recognition f38 [optical character recognition] noun …   Useful english dictionary


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