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code word

n.
1. A secret word or phrase used as a code name or password.
2. A euphemism: "The Democrats' 'populism' is a code word for bigger farm subsidies and protectionism" (New Republic).

code′ word`


n.
a euphemistic or politically acceptable catchword or phrase used instead of a blunter or less acceptable term.
[1965–70]

code word

1. A word that has been assigned a classification and a classified meaning to safeguard intentions and information regarding a classified plan or operation.
2. A cryptonym used to identify sensitive intelligence data.
Translations

code word

nCodewort nt; (Comput also) → Passwort nt, → Kennwort nt
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In Equation 3, the G matrix is called the generated matrix and maps any message on to a code word.
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i] is obtained by accumulating the residual vectors which are generated by subtracting descriptors from their least distance code word as equation 3.
He further disclosed that secret code word was used for target killings, adding that computer for Kalashnikov, pencil for pistol and 'explosives were called lime (Chhona).
Prosecutor Brian Altman QC said: "This conversation was not to do with the sourcing of a pair of trainers but the sourcing of a firearm, with 'creps' being their code word of choice for a gun.
A TERROR gang that plotted a drive-by shooting from mopeds used a street term for trainers as the code word "gun", a court heard.
Maoists had warned of an attack using a code word in a press release issued on November 24 to announce the observance of the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army ( PLGA) week between December 2 and 9.
This is a code word he used with the victim which means I love you.
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She also revealed that she made her first gay friend at the age of 9, while thinking that gay was a code word for fun, the New York Post reported.