machine-readable

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machine-readable (comparative more machine-readable, superlative most machine-readable)

  1. Capable of being read by a machine; especially by a computer system
    • 1992, Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), page 51:
      This encoded every single piece of information about you, your body and your life into one all-purpose machine-readable card that you could then carry around in your wallet, and therefore represented technology’s greatest triumph to date over both itself and plain common sense.

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