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Magazine/Periodical Title Number
A five-digit identification number assigned by a publisher or distributor to specific magazine or periodical titles.
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Magnification
Different sizes of bar code symbols based on a nominal size and a fixed aspect ratio; stated as a percent or decimal equivalent of a nominal size.
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Magnification
Different sizes of bar code symbols based on a nominal size and a fixed aspect ratio; stated as a percent or decimal equivalent of a nominal size.

Manufacturer's ID
See EAN.UCC Company Prefix.
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Manufacturer's Number
See EAN.UCC Company Prefix.
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Mapping tools
Tools that enable application interface.
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Measure check-digit
A digit calculated from the measure field of an Element String encoded using the EAN/UPC Symbology. Used to check that the data has been correctly composed.
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Mil
A unit of measure equal to 1/1000 of one inch. For example, a line 1/4 of an inch wide would be 250 mils thick.
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Minimum Edge Contrast
A parameter specified by ANSI/UCC-5 and ISO-15416 that measures the smallest value for edge contrast in a Scan Reflectance Profile between a bar and adjoining space.
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Minimum Reflectance
A parameter specified by ANSI/UCC-5 and ISO-15416 that measures whether the reflectance value of at least one bar is, at most, equal to half or less than half of the highest reflectance value for a space.
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Modulation
A parameter specified by ANSI/UCC-5 and ISO-15416 that measures the way a scanner sees narrow spaces or bars in relation to wider spaces or bars.
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Module
The narrowest nominal width unit of measure in a bar code symbol. In certain symbologies, element widths may be specified as multiples of one module. Equivalent to X-dimension.
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Modulo
An arithmetic scheme in which the result is the remainder after division.
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Modulo 103 UCC/EAN-128 Symbol Check Character
A number that results from a modulo calculation that is encoded in the UCC/EAN-128 Bar Code Symbol as a self-checking symbol character. It is created automatically by software as a symbol overhead character and is not expressed in the Human Readable Inter
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