Qr-code definition

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A square grid of smaller black and white squares containing encoded data that is designed to be optically scanned, as to provide information about a product or service.
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QR code, or quick response code, is the trademark for a square scannable barcode image that allows smart phone users to link directly to a website.

An example of a QR code is the square image with block shapes that can be scanned to get more information from a movie poster.

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A data-encoding system involving a small, digitally encoded pattern of squares and dots designed to be read as by a smartphone scanner and having a wide range of commercial applications.
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A Quick Response code, a two-dimensional barcode, typically used to link to a website.
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Such an encoded pattern.
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(Quick Response code) A two-dimensional barcode widely used for many purposes. When scanned with a mobile tagging app in a smartphone, the QR code can cause a Web page or app to download or even capture business card data. Codes are found in newspapers, magazines, brochures and store shelves, and billboard-size codes can be scanned at a distance, because the QR app uses the phone's camera.4K of Alphabetic DataThe QR code can store up to 4,296 alphanumeric or 7,089 numeric characters, and if a high level of error correction is used, up to 30% of the image can be smudged and still be recognized. Created in the mid-1990s by a Toyota subsidiary to track parts on assembly lines, they are widely used in Japan. The technology became an ISO standard in 2000 and gained popularity in the U.S. within the decade.Google Was a Big PromoterTo promote its local business service, Google sent 100,000 custom-coded QR codes to U.S. establishments in 2009, suggesting they place the code in a prominent location for "mobile tagging." See QR code stickers, barcode and Google Goggles.Roll Your OwnTo create your own QR code, visit the Kaywa QR code generator at http://qrcode.kaywa.com.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
qr-code
Plural:
qr-codes

Origin of qr-code

  • q(uick) r(esponse) code

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition