Definition of "machine-readable" []

  • Capable of being read by a computer. (adjective)
  • (of data) in a form in which it can be fed into a computer (adjective)

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Use "machine-readable" in a sentence
  • "Washington is home to servers where data and news providers aggregate key economic and corporate information and send it through computer programs to traders in what is called machine-readable news."
  • "The New York-based company disclosed Monday a deal to buy RapiData LLC, a provider of so-called machine-readable news, which will see Nasdaq electronically pump U.S. government indicators and other economic data directly to the automated trading systems of customers."
  • "ISBN (International Standard Book Number) A unique machine-readable identification number, which identifies any book unmistakably. 159 countries and territories are officially ISBN members."