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code

 
Noun code has 3 senses
  1. code, codification - a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
    --1 is a kind of written communication, written language
    --1 has particulars:
     Bushido; legal code; building code; dress code; fire code; omerta; sanitary code, health code; Highway Code
    Derived form: verb codify1
  2. code - a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
    --2 is a kind of
    coding system
    --2 has particulars:
     area code; bar code, Universal Product Code; color code; cipher, cypher, cryptograph, secret code; Morse, Morse code, international Morse code; zip code, postcode, postal code
    Derived form: verb code2
  3. code, computer code - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
    --3 is a kind of coding system
    --3 has particulars:
     address, computer address; American Standard Code for Information Interchange, ASCII; binary code; error correction code, ECC; firmware, microcode; machine code, machine language; object code; operation code, order code; software, software system, software package, package; instruction, command, statement, program line
    Derived form: verb code2
Verb code has 2 senses
  1. code - attach a code to; "Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later"
    --1 is one way to
    tag, label, mark
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. encode, code, encipher, cipher, cypher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code - convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons"
    --2 is one way to write
    Derived forms: noun code3, noun code2, noun coder1, noun coding1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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