from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. optical character reader
  • abbr. optical character recognition

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  • Oxford, Cambridge & RSA (examinations (board))
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Office for Civil Rights (US)
  • Office of the Chief Rabbi
  • v. To perform OCR (optical character recognition).


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  • We have learned that OCR is not suitable for non-Arabic characters and how difficult digitizing maps it is last week.

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  • Software that canconvert an image into text is often referred to as OCR,which stands for Optical Character Recognition.

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  • For instance, it has a built-in OCR (for “optical character recognition”) system that interprets the text in photos, graphics files, handwriting from a tablet computer, or even words from audio and video files, and then lets you find that text with a fast indexed search.

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  • Our optimal customer relationships we refer to as OCR is more than just getting new customers to the door and keeping the old ones happy.

  • FWIW, the stuff I’m trying to OCR is pretty straightforward.

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  • It’s time to take the vestiges of the old media away, leverage what a newspaper like OCR is good at and really integrate it into a community.

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  • Today we have something called OCR optical character recognition – which will save your eyesight … and a whole lot of typing.

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  • This is the Web site for the federal Office for Civil Rights OCR, which is responsible for receiving and investigating claims of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations; includes information about your rights under the law and ways to keep your medical records private.

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  • Besides, the subsampling used for antialiasing also contradicts the idea of OCR in a way.

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  • The software includes a program called Smarthru which can be used to manage printing and scanning and also includes basic OCR, which is a bonus.

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