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FILM OPTICAL SENSING DEVICE FOR INPUT TO COMPUTERS (FOSDIC)

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Definition:
An optical device that reads the location of filled-in dots on a precisely aligned form that has been microfilmed, converting the data to a magnetic tape format. FOSDIC dots represent numeric or alphabetic codes.

Source Publication:
United States Bureau of Census, Glossary of Selected Abbreviations and Acronyms + dictionary.infoplease.com.

Hyperlink:
http://dictionary.infoplease.com/fosdick

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, June 12, 2013