chain code

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1 A method of describing contours by a succession (chain) of symbols representing a discrete set of directional vectors. It is used in computer graphics and pattern recognition for description of line drawings (including characters).

2Another name (chiefly UK) for simplex code.

Subjects: Computing.

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