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Meaning of CODE

Pronunciation:  kowd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
  2. [n]  (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
  3. [n]  a set of rules or principles or laws especially written ones
  4. [v]  convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons"
  5. [v]  attach a code to; "Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later"

CODE is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cipher, codification, computer code, cypher, encipher, encode, encrypt, inscribe, write in code
 Antonyms: decipher, decode, decrypt
 See Also: address, area code, ASCII, bar code, binary code, building code, Bushido, cipher, coding system, color code, command, computer address, cryptograph, cypher, ECC, error correction code, fire code, firmware, health code, Highway Code, instruction, international Morse code, label, legal code, machine code, machine language, mark, microcode, Morse, Morse code, object code, operation code, order code, package, postal code, postcode, program line, sanitory code, secret code, software, software package, software system, statement, tag, Universal Product Code, write, written communication, written language, zip code



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Code\ (k[=o]d), n. [F., fr. L. codex, caudex, the stock or
stem of a tree, a board or tablet of wood smeared over with
wax, on which the ancients originally wrote; hence, a book, a
1. A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the
   rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are
   set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by
   public authority; a digest.

Note: The collection of laws made by the order of Justinian
      is sometimes called, by way of eminence. ``The Code''

2. Any system of rules or regulations relating to one
   subject; as, the medical code, a system of rules for the
   regulation of the professional conduct of physicians; the
   naval code, a system of rules for making communications at
   sea means of signals.

{Code civil} or {Code Napoleon}, a code enacted in France in
   1803 and 1804, embodying the law of rights of persons and
   of property generally. --Abbot.

Computing Dictionary

Instructions for a computer in some programming language, often machine language. The word "code" is often used to distinguish instructions from data (e.g. "The code is marked 'read-only'") whereas "software" is used in contrast with "hardware" and may consist of more than just code.

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