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EAN International (EAN)
Efficient Article Numbering Association; EAN International, based in Brussels, Belgium, is an organization of EAN Member Organizations that jointly manages the EAN.UCC System with the Uniform Code Council (UCC(tm)).
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EAN International (EAN)
European Article Numbering Association; EAN International, based in Brussels, Belgium, is an organization of EAN Member Organizations that co-manages the EAN.UCC System and Global Standards Management Process with the Uniform Code Council, Inc.® (UCC®) in

EAN Member Organisation (MO)
A member of EAN International that is responsible for administering the EAN.UCC System in its country (or assigned area) and for managing the correct use of the EAN.UCC System by its member companies.
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EAN.UCC Check Digit Calculation
An EAN.UCC System algorithm for the calculation of a Check Digit to verify accuracy of data decoded from a bar code symbol.
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EAN.UCC Common Currency Coupon Code
An identification number for coupons issued in a common currency area (e.g., the euro currency) that uses the EAN/UCC-13 Data Structure.
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EAN.UCC Company Prefix
A globally unique number assigned to companies by EAN Member Organizations to create the identification numbers of the EAN.UCC System.
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EAN.UCC Coordinator
An EAN.UCC Coordinator is responsible for the successful implementation of the EAN.UCC System.
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EAN.UCC Coupon Code
An identification number for coupons issued in a national currency that uses the EAN/UCC-13 Data Structure.
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EAN.UCC Prefix
See EAN.UCC Company Prefix.
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EAN.UCC System
The EAN.UCC System standardizes identification numbers, Electronic Data Interchange transaction sets, Extensible Markup Standard schemas, and other supply chain solutions for a more efficient business communication.
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EAN.UCC-14 Data Structure
The 14-digit EAN.UCC System data structure composed of an Indicator, EAN.UCC Company Prefix, Item Reference, and a Check Digit.
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EAN/UCC-13 Data Structure
The 13-digit EAN.UCC System data structure composed of an EAN.UCC Company Prefix and Check Digit as well as an Item Reference, Location Reference, or Asset Type.
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EAN/UCC-13 Identification Number
The EAN.UCC System identification number comprising 13 digits; used to identify trade items, locations, and special applications (e.g., coupons).
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EAN/UCC-14 Identification Number
The EAN.UCC System identification number comprising 14 digits; used to identify trade items.
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EAN/UCC-8 Data Structure
The eight-digit EAN.UCC System data structure composed of an EAN/UCC-8 Prefix, Item Reference, and Check Digit.
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EAN/UCC-8 Identification Number
The EAN.UCC System identification number comprising eight digits used to identify trade items and special applications.
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EAN/UCC-8 Identification Number
The EAN.UCC System identification number comprising eight digits used to identify trade items and special applications.

EAN/UCC-8 Prefix
A one-, two-, or three-digit index number, co-administered by EAN International and the Uniform Code Council (UCC(tm)), denoting the area of distribution of trade items identified by an EAN/UCC-8 Identification Number.
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EAN/UCC-8 Prefix
A one-, two-, or three-digit index number, co-administered by EAN International and the Uniform Code Council, Inc.® (UCC®), denoting the area of distribution of trade items identified by an EAN/UCC-8 Data Structure.

EAN/UPC Supplemental Symbol
See Add-On Symbol.
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EAN/UPC Supplemental Symbol
See Add-On Symbol.

EAN/UPC Symbol Module
The basic building block for encoding data characters into symbol characters. Bars and spaces are one, two, three, or four modules wide.
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EAN/UPC Symbol Module
The basic building block for encoding data characters into symbol characters. Bars and spaces are one, two, three, or four modules wide.

EAN/UPC Symbology
A family of bar code symbols including EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, and UPC-E Bar Code Symbols. Although UPC-E Bar Code Symbols do not have a separate Symbology Identifier, they act like a separate symbology through the scanning application software. See also EA
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EAN/UPC Symbology
A family of bar code symbols comprising the EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, and UPC-E Bar Code Symbols. Although UPC-E Bar Code Symbols do not have a separate Symbology Identifier, they act like a separate symbology through the scanning application software. See al

EAN-13 Bar Code Symbol
A bar code symbol of the EAN/UPC Symbology that encodes EAN/UCC-13 Identification Numbers.
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EAN-13 Bar Code Symbol
A bar code symbol of the EAN/UPC Symbology that encodes EAN/UCC-13 Identification Numbers.

EAN-13 Composite Symbology ®
The Composite Symbology ® that utilizes an EAN-13 Bar Code Symbol as the linear component.
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EAN-8 Bar Code Symbol
A bar code symbol of the EAN/UPC Symbology that encodes EAN/UCC-8 Identification Numbers.
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EAN-8 Bar Code Symbol
A bar code symbol of the EAN/UPC Symbology that encodes EAN/UCC-8 Identification Numbers.

EAN-8 Composite Symbology ®
The Composite Symbology ® that utilizes an EAN-8 Bar Code Symbol as the linear component.
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EAN-8 Composite Symbology®
The Composite Symbology® that utilizes an EAN-8 Bar Code Symbol as the linear component.

EANCOM ®
The international Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standard provided by EAN International, conforming to the UN/EDIFACT standard.
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EANCOM®
The industry conventions and guidelines for international Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) within the EAN.UCC System, conforming to the United Nations Directories for Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport standard.

EBES
European Board for EDI Standards.
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EbXML
Electronic Business XML
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ECCC Company Prefix Certificate
The ECCC Company Prefix Certificate uniquely identifies the manufacturer who is licensed to use the company prefix. It is part of the bar code structure.

ECCC Mission
To be the leaders in establishing, promoting and enabling the implementation of Global Multi-Industry Standards for Product and Location Identification and Electronic Commerce Communications.
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ECCC Vision
To be the best in the world in facilitating and maintaining the effective and efficient management of supply chains.
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Edge Determination
A parameter specified by ANSI/UCC-5 and ISO-15416 that counts the number of crossings over the global threshold of the Scan Reflectance Profile to verify whether the number obtained conforms to a legitimate bar code symbology.
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Edge Determination
A parameter specified by ISO-15416 that counts the number of crossings over the global threshold of the Scan Reflectance Profile to verify whether the number obtained conforms to a legitimate bar code symbology.

EDI
See Electronic Data Interchange
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EDI Translation
The conversion of application data to and from the X12 standard format.
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EDI Translator
Software that converts application information to and from an EDI transaction format.
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EDI Translator
Software that accepts documents in other than standard format and translates them to the standard. Synonyms: EDI converter, translation software.
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EDIFACT
Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport; UN/EDIFACT est un langage normalisé à l'échelle internationale. Il constitue un ensemble cohérent de principes, syntaxe, messages et de définitions permettant la communication de donn
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Efficient Consumer Response (ECR)
ECR; A grocery initiative aimed at reducing inefficient practices and wastes in the supply chain.
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Efficient Foodservice Response (EFR)
A foodservice initiative aimed at reducing inefficiencies in the foodservice supply chain.
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Electronic Commerce
The conduct of business communications and management through electronic methods, such as Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and automated data collection systems.
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Electronic Commerce Council of Canada (ECCC)
The member organization that administers the EAN.UCC System in Canada.
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Electronic Commerce Council of Canada (ECCC)
The member organization that administers the EAN.UCC System in Canada.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
The computer to computer transmission of business information using a public standard format.
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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
A standard format for computer-to-computer transmission of business information and transactions between trading partners, such as invoices and purchase orders.

Electronic Data Interchange For Administration, Commerce and Transport
See EDIFACT
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Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
A method for payment of monies owed in which the payer orders the bank to electronically debit the payer's account and forward credit information to electronically credit the payee's account.
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Electronic mailbox
A term used to refer to the place where an EDI transmission is stored for pickup or delivery within a third party service provider's system. Trading partners can also maintain mailboxes within their own domain.
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Electronic Message
A composition of Element Strings from scanned data and transaction information assembled for data validation and unambiguous processing in a user application.
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Electronic Product Code EPC™
The Electronic Product Code (EPC) is the next generation of product identification similar to the U.P.C. (Universal Product Code) or barcode. Like the bar code, the EPC is divided into numbers that identify the manufacturer, product, version and serial nu
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Element
In a bar code symbol, a single bar or space. In EDI, components of a data segment.
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Element String
A piece of data defined in structure and meaning, comprising an identification part (prefix or Application Identifier) and a data part, represented in an EAN.UCC System endorsed data carrier.
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Encodation/Mod Check
"Traditional" measurements for bar code symbols that verify proper encodation of symbol characters and calculation of the Check Digit.
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Encode
To convert data characters into bar code characters.
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Even parity
A characteristic of the encodation of a symbol character whereby the symbol character contains an even number of dark modules.
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Event driven EDI
The non-scheduled transmission of an EDI transaction set triggered by the occurrence of a business event.
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Expiration date (coupon)
The date after which the manufacturer intends the coupon offer to be invalid for redemption by the consumer. Expressed as (MMYY), it always implies the last day of the specified month.
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Extension digit (number or code)
A digit, allocated by the user, used to increase the capacity of the Serial Reference within the SSCC (Serial Shipping Container Code).
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Extranet
The extension of a company's intranet onto the Internet. Allows select customers, suppliers, and mobile workers access to the company's private data and applications via the World Wide Web. An extranet implies real-time access through a firewall that prov