In e-commerce and online shopping a coupon code is a code, consisting of letters or numbers that consumers can enter into a promotional box on a site’s shopping cart checkout page to obtain a discount on their purchase, such as a percentage off purchase, free shipping, or other discount. Online merchants offer coupon codes as an incentive to shoppers to purchase from their Web site. Many online merchants do not offer the coupon code directly on their own Web site, but instead will use well-known affiliate programs or offer the discount codes in their e-mail newsletter.
Also called an e-coupon or digital coupon.
Software designed to be used in an educational program.
- coverage area
The geographical area in which a wireless network company offers cellular service for their own mobile phone subscribers. Also called a service area.
- covert environment
In biometrics terminology, covert or covert environment refers to a biometric sample collection location where individuals in the location are not aware that the sample is being taken. One common covert environment is airport checkpoint security where cameras capture images of travelers that are compared to images on a security watch-list. The image capture and […]
Short for characters per inch, a typographic measurement specifying the number of characters that can fit on a printed line one inch long. The measurement really makes sense only for fixed-pitch fonts where every character has the same width. For proportionally-spaced fonts, the cpi represents an average number rather than an absolute number.
Abbreviation of characters per second, a unit of measure used to describe the speed of dot-matrix and daisy-wheel printers. The speed of laser and ink-jet printers is described in terms of pages per minute (ppm).