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American Standard Code for Information Exchange. A code that represents as a binary number each of the 128 letters, numbers, punctuation marks and other characters used in English. This was developed in the 1960s for telegraphs and is used in computing.

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)

a system for coding individual numbers, letters and punctuation marks which is widely used in COMPUTERS.
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Associations between the independent variables listed previously with the quality of external cause of injuries data codes (defined/undefined code) were examined using logistic regression models.
The new system makes use of data codes which are to be located on plaques at 100 locations around the UK.
To incorporate direct-part marking into the production line, a metalcasting facility will need the serialized stencils, which can either be purchased or made in-house with a stenciling machine, a hot-melt glue gun (hand-held or robotized), a zebra printer to print the outside paper labels, a network server for data collection, and a scanner or imager to read the data codes.
A Data Dictionary provides detailed information on data tables and data attributes, while a section on data codes explains the numerical coding used to describe these data attributes.
Names, addresses, records series, bar codes, and retention dates can all be represented by the same ASCII data codes in word processors, spreadsheets, graphics programs, and databases.

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