Adjective "barcoding" definition and examples

(Barcoding may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A machine-readable code in the form of numbers and a pattern of parallel lines of varying widths, printed on a commodity and used especially for stock control.
  1. 'To enter, you must scan the ticket bar code across a sterile machine while a human quality assures the process.'
  2. 'I wonder if there will come a time when we will all have a bar code stenciled somewhere on our bodies that will be scanned for all of Big Brother's needs.'
  3. 'The caller will receive a bar code on his mobile, which can be exchanged for the ticket at any Spice Telecom outlet, the venue or at the above-mentioned outlets.'
  4. 'The assistant flashed the machine across the bar code on the labels and declined on the grounds that the clothes had been bought six years previously.'
  5. 'On DVDs, there will be a bar code to alert you that things are for sale.'
  6. 'Tristan looked at the number printed across her wrist. 54189… A bar code, a number, not a life.'
  7. 'In 1974 a packet of chewing gum was the first recorded purchase using a bar code.'
  8. 'Back now to preconditions: could the bar code itself - the Universal Product Code - be one of these?'
  9. 'And every one of those files now has a bar code so that it can be tracked not only in the file center, but when it needs to be in an adjudicator's hands to decide.'
  10. 'Exposing the gel to photographic film would give me a pattern of dark bands like a bar code, showing the positions of the radioactively labelled fragments.'


Mark with a barcode.

    More definitions

    1. a series of lines of varying width, printed, as on a container or product, that can be read by an optical scanner to determine charges for purchases, destinations for letters, etc.Compare Universal Product Code. verb (used with object), barcoded, barcoding.

    2. to put a barcode on.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "technologies can be barcoding."