TICKET    -  a voucher to indicate that one has paid for admission to an event or establishment such as a theatre, movie theater, amusement park, zoo, museum, concert, or other attraction, or permission to travel on a vehicle such as an airliner, train, bus, or boat, typically because one has paid the fare. Also a ticket may be free, and serve as a proof of reservation.

Traditional tickets were made of paper.

First tickets were issued in the second half of the XIX century. Often it was just a piece of paper with hand-written text on it, signed or sealed by seller.

Nowadays tickets are printed on a special paper with various protections against forgery (e.g. microprinting, hologram).

Often tickets are replaced by printouts form cash registers.

Also electronic cards (e.g. Wrasaw Urban Card or Krakow Urban Card) and passwords or codes (e.g. plane tikcets) are used as tickets.

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