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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).
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code′ word`


n.
a euphemistic or politically acceptable catchword or phrase used instead of a blunter or less acceptable term.
[1965–70]
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Translations

code word

nCodewort nt; (Comput also) → Passwort nt, → Kennwort nt
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The New IRA issued a statement to the Irish News using a recognised code word.
An IRA code word - Double X - was used in a call a few minutes before The Mulberry Bush and The Tavern In The Town pubs were attacked on November 21, 1974.
A Liverpool man was among a gang of drug dealers who used pizza as a code word for cocaine.
In Equation 3, the G matrix is called the generated matrix and maps any message on to a code word. It is simple to verify the generated matrix is given as follows:
Ann Coulter posted a very simply (https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/817022914004447232) tweet Thursday, reading only, "14!" It quickly excited neo-Nazis accounts on Twitter, however, because the number is a popular white supremacist code word.
In this paper, we introduce and study a new information measure which is called Renyi's-Tsalli's entropy of order [xi] and a new mean code word length and discuss the relation with each other.
where c is the code word. As shown in (1), the CCK code word is determined by the four phase parameters [[phi].sub.1], [[phi].sub.2], [[phi].sub.3], and [[phi].sub.4], where [[phi].sub.1] is contained in all eight chips, [[phi].sub.2] is contained in all the odd chips, [[phi].sub.3] is contained in all odd pairs of chips, and [[phi].sub.4] is contained in all odd quads of chips.
The model is simply the sum of residual vectors, i.e., all centered descriptors from their nearest code words. Each code word is responsible for one subvector.
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."