Definitions for optical character recognition
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
op′tical char′acter recogni`tion(n.)
the process or technology of reading printed or typed text by electronic means and converting it to digital data.
Ref: Abbr.: OCR
Origin of optical character recognition:
optical character recognition(Noun)
The electronic identification and digital encoding of printed or handwritten characters by means of an optical scanner and specialized software.
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