code


code
code [kōd]
n.
[OFr < L codex (earlier caudex), wooden tablet for writing (hence, book: in LL(Ec), code of laws), orig., tree trunk, wood split into tablets, prob. < cudere, *caudere, to strike < IE base * kāu- > HEW]
1. a body of laws, as of a nation or city, organized for easy reference
2. any set of principles or rules of conduct [a moral code]
3.
a) a set of signals representing letters or numerals, used to send messages, as by telegraph or flags
b) GENETIC CODE
4.
a) a system of symbols used as in secret writing or information processing, in which letters, figures, etc. are arbitrarily given certain meanings
b) the symbols in such a system
5. a binary system for converting information, data, etc. into a form for use in computers, telecommunications, etc.
vt.
coded, coding
1. to put in the form or symbols of a code
2. to put in a binary form, as for computer use
coder
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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