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bar code

(bahr kōd)
A code consisting of a group of printed, variably patterned bars and spaces scanned by lasers into a computer to identify the object it labels.

bar code

A parallel array of alternately spaced black bars and white spaces representing a coded number, numbers, or letters, depending on the format employed. It is used clinically for patient sample identification as well as analyzer and operator ID.
See also: code
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Stebbins says the AIDC hopes to have a schedule set by the week of April 21.
Estimating that the AIDC would spend about $500,000 on advertising, Rita Henry of the agency's media department suggested targeting business and industrial leaders - shown by research to be middle-aged men with mid- to upper-incomes - in publications they tend to read, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes and in-flight magazines, and on television they watch, including CNN, The Weather Channel and sports.
AIDC added that the B787-8 is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet developed by Boeing, seating 210 to 290 passengers.
The idea that AIDC is really part of the communication cycle is not new.
The more listings the AIDC receives from manufacturers, the greater the chances are for making good matches between secondary material producers and secondary material users.
AIDC has won Mitsubishi's orders for some key parts for 65 MRJs, and additional orders for another 60 such aircraft are being considered by the Japanese company.
Instead of targeting specific manufacturers for Arkansas, Boyette says, the AIDC under his leadership will continue to target companies geographically.
While the handheld scanner, like many other AIDC technologies, continued to move toward commoditization last year, the handheld scanner industry continued to exhibit strong growth in 2007.
15 years ago, AIDC bagged its first GE Aviation Tw$5 million ($167,000) order.
Rick Mattern, Director, Structures Airplane Programs (Supplier Management), Commercial Airplanes, Boeing, participated in the ceremony and signed a Phase II supply agreement with AIDC.
The AIDC is given the information to better help it find a plant location, and Harrington says opening the files would irreparably damage trust between company officials and the industry recruiting agency.