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U.P.C.
the term "U.P.C." is used alone, it must be stated with the periods in any written form, whether it is a presentation, a letter, or a publication. If the term "UPC" is used, we are infringing upon the certification mark of the International Association

U.P.C. Coupon Code
See UCC Coupon Code.
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U.P.C. Supplemental Symbol
See Add-On Symbol.
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U.P.C. Symbol
A bar code symbol that encodes the twelve-digit UCC-12 (U.P.C.).
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UCC Company Number
See UCC Company Prefix.
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UCC Company Prefix
Part of the UCC-12 Data Structure consisting of a UCC Prefix and a Company Prefix allocated by the Uniform Code Council, Inc.® (UCC®).

UCC Coupon Code
An identification number for coupons issued in a national currency that uses the UCC-12 Data Structure.
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UCC Prefix
A one-digit index number administered by the Uniform Code Council, Inc.® (UCC®) denoting the format and meaning of a particular Element String contained within the UCC-12 Data Structure.
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UCC Quality Specification for the U.P.C. Printed Symbol
This UCC-developed publication is a superset of ANSI/UCC5-2000: UCC Quality Specification for the U.P.C. Printed Symbol with amplifications based on the General EAN.UCC Specifications. It provides the dimensional and encodation specifications for the U.P.
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UCC ™
Abbreviation for the Uniform Code Council.
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UCC/EAN Company Number
See EAN.UCC Company Prefix.
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UCC/EAN-128 Bar Code Symbol
A subset of the Code 128 that is utilized exclusively for EAN.UCC System data structures.
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UCC/EAN-128 Composite Symbology ®
A Composite Symbology(r) that utilizes a UCC/EAN-128 Bar Code Symbol as the linear component.

UCC/EAN-128 Coupon Extended Code
A supplemental bar code that can be printed on a coupon next to the primary UCC Coupon Code to provide additional information, such as Offer Codes, expiration dates, and household identification numbers.

UCC/EAN-13
See EAN/UCC-13

UCC/EAN-14
See EAN/UCC-14

UCC-12 Data Structure
The 12-digit EAN.UCC System data structure composed of a UCC Company Prefix, Item Reference, and Check Digit.
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UCC-12 Identification Number
The EAN.UCC System identification number comprising 12 digits; used to identify trade items, locations, and special applications (e.g., coupons).
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UCCnet
A subsidiary of the Uniform Code Council, Inc. that enables the registration and publication of product information (such as weight and dimensions) by providing a global repository for standardized item, location , and trading partner data. Suppliers pro

UDDI
Universal Description Discovery and Integration
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UML
See Unified Modeling Language.
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Uniform Code Council, Inc.®
The Uniform Code Council, Inc.® (UCC®), is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and implementation of standards-based, global supply chain solutions. Under its auspices, the UCC operates two wholly-owned subsidiaries. UCCnet and Ro
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Uniform Communication Standard
Food and Beverage Industry Conventions and Implementation Guidelines for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Uniform Communication Standard (UCS)
Food and Beverage Industry Conventions and Implementation Guidelines for EDI.

Universal Product Code
A 12-digit number used by companies in North America to uniquely identify themselves and their products worldwide. The number also identifies special applications such as random weight marking, coupon code marking, or in-store identification. The last of

Unrestricted distribution
Signifies that such system data may be applied on goods to be processed anywhere in the world without restraint as to such things as country, company, and industry.

UPC-A Bar Code Symbol
A bar code symbol of the EAN/UPC Symbology that encodes UCC-12 Identification Numbers.
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UPC-A Composite Symbology®
The EAN.UCC Composite Symbology® that utilizes a UPC-A Bar Code Symbol as the linear component.

UPC-A Composite Symbology®
The EAN.UCC Composite Symbology® that utilizes a UPC-A Bar Code Symbol as the linear component.

UPC-E Bar Code Symbol
A bar code symbol of the EAN/UPC Symbology representing a UCC-12 Identification Number in six explicitly encoded digits using zero-suppression techniques.
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UPC-E Bar Code Symbol
A bar code symbol of the EAN/UPC Symbology representing a UCC-12 Identification Number in six explicitly encoded digits using zero-suppression techniques.

UPC-E Composite Symbology®
The EAN.UCC Composite Symbology® that utilizes a UPC-E Bar Code Symbol as the linear component.

UPC-E Composite Symbology®
The EAN.UCC Composite Symbology® that utilizes a UPC-E Bar Code Symbol as the linear component.

URL
See Uniform Resource Locator.
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