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Radio Frequency Identification
Radio Frequency Identification: A method for uniquely identifying an object using a tag or module that carries a unique ID number, or code. Identification can be made using wireless (RF, or radio-wave) connection, meaning no line-of-sight or physical contact is needed. There are many different ways to achieve RFID and many applications including pet ID, identification of parts on an assembly line, tracking goods in manufacturing or retail settings, etc.
source: Electrical Engineering Glossary
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