code


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to code: Morse code, zip code

code

 (kōd)
n.
1.
a. A system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages.
b. A system of symbols, letters, or words given certain arbitrary meanings, used for transmitting messages requiring secrecy or brevity.
c. An access code.
d. A special command, such as a sequence of keystrokes, that allows a user to activate a hidden or accidental feature in a computer program or video game.
2.
a. The information that constitutes a specific computer program.
b. A system of symbols and rules that serve as instructions for a computer.
3. Genetics The genetic code.
4.
a. A systematically arranged and comprehensive collection of laws.
b. A systematic collection of regulations or rules of procedure or conduct: a building code.
5. Medicine Code blue.
6. Slang A patient whose heart has stopped beating, as in cardiac arrest.
v. cod·ed, cod·ing, codes
v.tr.
1. To convert (a message, for example) into code.
2. To systematize and arrange (laws and regulations) into a code.
3. To assign a code to (something) for identification or classification: coded each response to the survey by age and gender.
4. To express or convey (words) in a manner that implies a different meaning: a novel that codes references to a character's sexuality in descriptions of clothing.
v.intr.
1. Genetics
a. To specify the genetic code for an amino acid or a polypeptide: a gene that codes for an enzyme.
b. To specify the genetic code for a trait or characteristic: a gene that codes for red hair.
2. Computers To write or revise a computer program.
3. Slang To go into cardiac arrest.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cōdex, book; see codex.]

code

(kəʊd)
n
1. (Communications & Information) a system of letters or symbols, and rules for their association by means of which information can be represented or communicated for reasons of secrecy, brevity, etc: binary code; Morse code. See also genetic code
2. (Communications & Information) a message in code
3. (Communications & Information) a symbol used in a code
4. a conventionalized set of principles, rules, or expectations: a code of behaviour.
5. (Communications & Information) a system of letters or digits used for identification or selection purposes
vb (tr)
(Communications & Information) to translate, transmit, or arrange into a code
[C14: from French, from Latin cōdex book, codex]

code

(koʊd)

n., v. cod•ed, cod•ing. n.
1. a system for communication by telegraph, heliograph, etc., in which the letters of a message are represented by long and short sounds, light flashes, etc.: Morse code.
2. a system used for brevity or secrecy of communication, in which arbitrarily chosen words, letters, or symbols are assigned definite meanings.
3. letters, numbers, or other symbols used in a code system to represent or identify something: The code on the label shows the date of manufacture.
4. a systematically arranged collection of existing laws: a local health code.
5. the symbolic arrangement of statements or instructions in a computer program or the set of instructions in such a program.
6. any system of rules and regulations: a code of behavior.
7. a directive or alert to a hospital team assigned to emergency resuscitation of patients.
9. Ling. the system of rules shared by the participants in an act of communication; a language, dialect, or language variety.
v.t.
10. to translate (a message) into a code; encode.
11. to put or arrange (rules, regulations, etc.) in a code.
v.i.
12. to specify the amino acid sequence of a protein by the sequence of nucleotides comprising the gene for that protein: a gene that codes for the production of insulin.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin cōdex codex]
cod′er, n.

code

, codex - Code, from Latin codex, meaning "block of wood split into tablets, document written on wood tablets," was first a set of laws.
See also related terms for laws.

code

1. Any system of communication in which arbitrary groups of symbols represent units of plain text of varying length. Codes may be used for brevity or for security.
2. A cryptosystem in which the cryptographic equivalents (usually called "code groups"), typically consisting of letters or digits (or both) in otherwise meaningless combinations, are substituted for plain text elements which are primarily words, phrases, or sentences. See also cryptosystem.

Code


1. the procedures and methods used in translating or interpreting codes and ciphers.
2. the science or study of such procedures. Also cryptanalytics. — cryptanalyst, n. — cryptanalytic, cryptanalytical, adj.
a message or writing in code or cipher. Also cryptograph. — cryptogrammic, adj.
1. the science or study of secret writing, especially codes and ciphers.
2. the procedures and methods of making and using codes and ciphers. — cryptographer, cryptographist, n. — cryptographic, adj.

Code

 a collection of laws, rules, or signals; a body of writings. See also canon.
Examples: code of cyphers; of ethics, 1841; of laws, 1577; of good manners of perfection, 1875; of rules; of scriptures, 1794; of signals; of Christian writings, 1795.

code


Past participle: coded
Gerund: coding

Imperative
code
code
Present
I code
you code
he/she/it codes
we code
you code
they code
Preterite
I coded
you coded
he/she/it coded
we coded
you coded
they coded
Present Continuous
I am coding
you are coding
he/she/it is coding
we are coding
you are coding
they are coding
Present Perfect
I have coded
you have coded
he/she/it has coded
we have coded
you have coded
they have coded
Past Continuous
I was coding
you were coding
he/she/it was coding
we were coding
you were coding
they were coding
Past Perfect
I had coded
you had coded
he/she/it had coded
we had coded
you had coded
they had coded
Future
I will code
you will code
he/she/it will code
we will code
you will code
they will code
Future Perfect
I will have coded
you will have coded
he/she/it will have coded
we will have coded
you will have coded
they will have coded
Future Continuous
I will be coding
you will be coding
he/she/it will be coding
we will be coding
you will be coding
they will be coding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coding
you have been coding
he/she/it has been coding
we have been coding
you have been coding
they have been coding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coding
you will have been coding
he/she/it will have been coding
we will have been coding
you will have been coding
they will have been coding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coding
you had been coding
he/she/it had been coding
we had been coding
you had been coding
they had been coding
Conditional
I would code
you would code
he/she/it would code
we would code
you would code
they would code
Past Conditional
I would have coded
you would have coded
he/she/it would have coded
we would have coded
you would have coded
they would have coded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.code - a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
black and white, written communication, written language - communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
Bushido - traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living
legal code - a code of laws adopted by a state or nation; "a code of laws"
building code - set of standards established and enforced by local government for the structural safety of buildings
dress 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)
fire code - set of standards established and enforced by government for fire prevention and safety in case of fire as in fire escapes etc
omerta - a code of silence practiced by the Mafia; a refusal to give evidence to the police about criminal activities
health code, sanitary code - set of standards established and enforced by government for health requirements as in plumbing etc
Highway Code - the code of rules governing the use of public roads
2.code - a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
coding system - a system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages
access code, access - 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.)
area code - a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canada
bar code, Universal Product 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
color code - system using colors to designate classifications
cryptograph, secret code, cypher, cipher - a secret method of writing
international Morse code, Morse, Morse code - a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)
postal code, postcode, ZIP code, ZIP - a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
3.code - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructionscode - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
coding system - a system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages
address, computer address, reference - (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
American Standard Code for Information Interchange, ASCII - (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
binary code - code using a string of 8 binary digits to represent characters
ECC, error correction code - (telecommunication) a coding system that incorporates extra parity bits in order to detect errors
firmware, microcode - (computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory
machine code, machine language - a set of instructions coded so that the computer can use it directly without further translation
object code - the machine-language output of a compiler that is ready for execution on a particular computer
operation code, order code - the portion of a set of operation descriptions that specifies the operation to be performed; the set of operations in a computer
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (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"
program line, instruction, statement, command - (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
Verb1.code - attach a code to; "Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later"
mark, tag, label - attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles"
2.code - convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons"
encode - convert information into code; "encode pictures digitally"

code

noun
1. principles, rules, manners, custom, convention, ethics, maxim, etiquette, system Writers are expected to observe journalistic ethics and code of conduct.
2. law, rules, regulations, constitution, charter, canon, jurisprudence This crime is included in the penal code on treason.
3. cipher, cryptograph They used elaborate secret codes.
Translations
رموزشِفْرَه، كَلام مَكْتوب بِرُموز سِرِّيّهعَلامات رَمْزِيَّهقَانُونمَجْموعَة قَوانين
zákoníkkódkodexkódovatšifra
kodekodekslovsamlingregelsættegnsæt
koodi
kodeks
kódkódex
dulmálkóda, táknsetja; setja í dulmálkódi, táknróflagabálkur; siîareglur
暗号規約コード
부호
kodaskodeksaskoduotiužkoduoti
kodeksskodētkodsMorzes ābecešifrēt
kódkódovať
kodapravilnik
kod
รหัส
kodkodlamakkuralnormözel bir işaretler düzeni

code

[kəʊd]
A. N
1. (= cipher) → clave f, cifra f
in codeen clave, cifrado
it's written in codeestá cifrado or escrito en clave
2. (Telec) → prefijo m, código m (Comput) → código m
what is the code for London?¿cuál es el prefijo or código de Londres?
postal codecódigo m postal, distrito m postal
3. [of laws] → código m
code of behaviourcódigo m de conducta
code of practicecódigo m profesional
see also highway B
B. VT [+ message] → poner en clave, cifrar
C. CPD code book Nlibro m de códigos
code dating Nfechación f en código
code letter Nletra f de código
code name Nalias m inv, nombre m en clave (Pol) → nombre m de guerra
see also code-name code number N (Tax) → número m de identificación fiscal
code word Npalabra f en clave

code

[ˈkəʊd] n
(= rules) → code m
(secret)code m
to write sth in code → écrire qch en code
(also dialling code) → indicatif m

code

n
(= cipher)Code m, → Kode m, → Chiffre f; in codeverschlüsselt, chiffriert; to put into codeverschlüsseln, chiffrieren; to break a secret codeeinen Geheimkode knacken
(Jur) → Gesetzbuch nt, → Kodex m
(= rules, principles)Kodex m; code of honour/behaviourEhren-/Sittenkodex m; code of conductVerhaltenskodex m; code of practiceVerfahrensregeln pl
post or zip (US) codePostleitzahl f
(Comput) → Code m, → Kode m
(Ling, Sociol) → Code m, → Kode m
vtverschlüsseln, chiffrieren; (Comput) → codieren, → kodieren

code

:
code letter
nCodebuchstabe m
code name
nDeckname m
code number
nKennziffer f

code

[kəʊd]
1. ncodice m (Telec) → prefisso
in code → in codice
code of behaviour → regole fpl di condotta
2. vtcifrare

code

(kəud) noun
1. a collection of laws or rules. a code of behaviour.
2. a (secret) system of words, letters, or symbols. the Morse Code; The message was in code; We have deciphered the enemy's code.
3. a system of symbols etc for translating one type of language into another. There are a number of codes for putting English into a form usable by a computer.
verb
to put into (secret, computer etc) code. Have you coded the material for the computer?

code

قَانُون zákoník kode Kode κώδικας código koodi code kodeks codice 暗号 부호 code kode kod código кодекс kod รหัส prensip 代码
References in periodicals archive ?
To vote by telephone, call the voteline on 0901 229 1543 and, when prompted, enter the three-digit code of the child you would like to vote for.
Smart data structures and dumb code works a lot better than the other way around.
Berrou likens the code to a crossword puzzle in which one would-be solver receives the "across" clues and another receives the "down" clues.
With each method, parts are given a unique code using a pre-encoded stencil or mold, which are made either on-site or by Perma-Code.
Anyone with a smart code can immediately pay money online, receive money (including from credit cards or any other means provided by the smart-code server), use the code's control center on the Web to change any' of dozens or hundreds of options, and create any number of new children codes (with those options) to give or sell to others.
It seems that some subcontractors, like those in the plumbing and steamfitting industries, would like to see the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code adopted, whereas those in the architectural design and construction management industries are backing the International Building Code.
AHIMA also argues ICD-9 doesn't meet the requirements for code set standards stipulated by HIPAA or the characteristics of a procedural coding system outlined by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics.
By classifying more situations as Code 3 - an emergency requiring immediate action - authorities say they could get help to the scene sooner and shorten average response times in the process.
1) If the applicant's race was identified as Hispanic (code 4) in 2003, use code 1 (Hispanic or Latino) for reporting ethnicity.
The new tool, part of Green Hills' MULTI and AdaMULTI Integrated Development Environments (IDE), significantly enhances the reliability of embedded software by enabling developers to test 100% of their code.
Code intricacies aside, building design can prove crucial to the integrity of a structure and the safety of its residents in the event of a fire.
However, an exam ination of the way honor was written about in other texts of the period allows for some general conclusions regarding the evolution of the honor code and Shakespeare's role in representing and defining that code.