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Definition 1: a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy - [noun denoting communication]

(code is a kind of ...) a system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages

(... is a kind of code ) a code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something (a telephone line or a computer or a local area network etc.)

(... is a kind of code ) a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canada

(... is a kind of code ) code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laser; printed on consumer product packages to identify the item for a computer that provides the price and registers inventory information

(... is a kind of code ) system using colors to designate classifications

(... is a kind of code ) a secret method of writing

(... is a kind of code ) a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)

(... is a kind of code ) a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail

Definition 2: a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for code in the sense of this definition

(code is a kind of ...) communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)

(... is a kind of code ) traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living

(... is a kind of code ) a code of laws adopted by a state or nation

"a code of laws"

(... is a kind of code ) set of standards established and enforced by local government for the structural safety of buildings

(... is a kind of code ) a set of rules specifying the correct manner of dress while on the premises of the institution (or specifying what manner of dress is prohibited)

(... is a kind of code ) set of standards established and enforced by government for fire prevention and safety in case of fire as in fire escapes etc

(... is a kind of code ) a code of silence practiced by the Mafia; a refusal to give evidence to the police about criminal activities

(... is a kind of code ) set of standards established and enforced by government for health requirements as in plumbing etc

(... is a kind of code ) the code of rules governing the use of public roads

Definition 3: (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for code in the sense of this definition

(code is a kind of ...) a system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages

(... is a kind of code ) (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

(... is a kind of code ) (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory

"the market for software is expected to expand"

(... is a kind of code ) the portion of a set of operation descriptions that specifies the operation to be performed; the set of operations in a computer

(... is a kind of code ) the machine-language output of a compiler that is ready for execution on a particular computer

(... is a kind of code ) a set of instructions coded so that the computer can use it directly without further translation

(... is a kind of code ) (computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory

(... is a kind of code ) (telecommunication) a coding system that incorporates extra parity bits in order to detect errors

(... is a kind of code ) code using a string of 8 binary digits to represent characters

(... is a kind of code ) (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers

(... is a kind of code ) (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored

(code belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 4: convert ordinary language into code - [verb of communication]

Samples where code or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We should encode the message for security reasons

Synonyms for code in the sense of this definition

(code is a kind of ...) convert information into code

"encode pictures digitally"

Definition 5: attach a code to - [verb of contact]

Samples where code or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later

(code is a kind of ...) attach a tag or label to

"label these bottles"

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