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electronic cash register, ECR
1. A register with a component which scans the symbols on a package label, then converts them to a digital format in order to indicate the item price and, in some situations, maintain a record of sales and inventories as utilized in retail stores.
2. A system for automatically checking out purchased goods from retail food stores, consisting of a device that scans packages and reads symbols imprinted on the labels, and a computer which converts the symbol information to tell a cash register the price of the item.

The computers are also equipped to keep records of sales and inventories.

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