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Etymology

From Old French code with the meaning of a "system of law", from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] codex, caudex, the stock or stem of a tree, a board or tablet of wood smeared over with wax, on which the ancients originally wrote; hence, a book, a writing.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
code

Plural
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code ({{{1}}})
  1. A very short abbreviation, often with little correlation to the item it represents
    You assigned the same "unique" code to two intake-categories, causing a database error!
  2. 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.
    "The collection of laws made by the order of Justinian is sometimes called, by way of eminence, "The Code"." -Wharton
  3. 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.
  4. A set of rules for converting information into another form or representation.
  5. (cryptography) A cryptographic system using a codebook that converts words or phrases into codewords.
  6. Source code.

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Verb

Infinitive
to code

Third person singular
codes

Simple past
coded

Past participle
-

Present participle
coding

to code (third-person singular simple present codes, present participle coding, simple past and past participle coded)
  1. (computing) To write software programs.
  2. To categorise by assigning identifiers from a schedule, for example CPT coding for medical insurance purposes.
  3. (cryptography) To encode.
    We should code the messages we sent out on usenet.

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Dutch

Noun

code

  1. code

French

Pronunciation

Noun

code m.

  1. code

Italian

Noun

code f.

  1. codice

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