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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    able to be read and understood by people, as opposed to codes read by machines

    The major distinction between names and addresses is whether they are intended to be human-readable or machine-readable.

    Submitted by Arianna Basaric from Serbia on 30/01/2012
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    2
    able to be read and understood by ordinary people, as opposed to lawyers

    This is a human-readable summary of the Legal Code.

    Submitted by Arianna Basaric from Serbia on 30/01/2012
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