Definitions of code

  1. convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. attach a code to; "Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A body of laws or regulations; a system of signals; a system of symbols used for brevity and secrecy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A compendium of rules. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. A collection or digest of laws. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A digest of laws. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A system of laws, signals, or rules. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Any orderly collection or digest of laws; a body of laws or regulations. See Codex. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Laws collected and arranged, particularly if done by authority. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. 1. Instructions for a computer in some programminglanguage, often machine language (machine code).The word "code" is often used to distinguish instructions fromdata (e.g. "The code is marked 'read-only'") whereas theword "software" is used in contrast with "hardware" andmay consist of more than just code.2. Some method of encryption or the resultingencrypted message. foldoc_fs
  16. k[=o]d, n. a collection or digest of laws: a system of rules and regulations: a system of signs used in the army.--ns. CODIFIC[=A]'TION; CODI'F[=I]ER, COD'IST, one who codifies.--v.t. COD'IFY, to put into the form of a code: to digest: to systematise:--pr.p. cod'ifying; pa.p. cod'ified.--CODE TELEGRAM, a telegram whose text in itself has no meaning, but where the words are merely arbitrary symbols for other words known to the receiver.--THE CODE, esp. the rules and regulations regarding government schools and teachers. [Fr. code--L. codex.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Systematic collection of statutes, body of laws so arranged as to avoid inconsistency& overlapping, whence codify v.t., codifier, codification, nn.; set of rules on any subject; prevalent morality of a society or class (esp. c. of honour); system of mil. or nav. signals; (Telegr.) set of words arbitrarily representing others or sentences &c. for brevity or secrecy; (vb; also codify) put (message) into c. words. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. [Latin] An orderly collection, system or digest of laws. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. A book ; a book of the civil law. Complete Dictionary

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