See under code (def 3).
a system for communication by telegraph, heliograph, etc., in which long and short sounds, light flashes, etc., are used to symbolize the content of a message:
a system used for brevity or secrecy of communication, in which arbitrarily chosen words, letters, or symbols are assigned definite meanings.
any set of standards set forth and enforced by a local government agency for the protection of public safety, health, etc., as in the structural safety of buildings (building code) health requirements for plumbing, ventilation, etc. (sanitary or health code) and the specifications for fire escapes or exits (fire code)
a systematically arranged collection or compendium of laws, rules, or regulations.
any authoritative, general, systematic, and written statement of the legal rules and principles applicable in a given legal order to one or more broad areas of life.
a word, letter, number, or other symbol used in a code system to mark, represent, or identify something:
The code on the label shows the date of manufacture.
Computers. the symbolic arrangement of statements or instructions in a computer program in which letters, digits, etc. are represented as binary numbers; the set of instructions in such a program:
That program took 3000 lines of code.
Compare ASCII, object code, source code.
any system or collection of rules and regulations:
a gentleman’s code of behavior.
Medicine/Medical. a directive or alert to a hospital team assigned to emergency resuscitation of patients.
Genetics. genetic code.
the system of rules shared by the participants in an act of communication, making possible the transmission and interpretation of messages.
(in sociolinguistic theory) one of two distinct styles of language use that differ in degree of explicitness and are sometimes thought to be correlated with differences in social class.
Compare elaborated code, restricted code.
to translate (a message) into a code; encode.
to arrange or enter (laws or statutes) in a code.
Computers. to translate (a program) into language that can be communicated to the computer.
Genetics. 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.
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
a message in code
a symbol used in a code
a conventionalized set of principles, rules, or expectations: a code of behaviour
a system of letters or digits used for identification or selection purposes
to translate, transmit, or arrange into a code
coherent digital exciter
Confederation of Dental Employers
(on a building lot) a line within, or coinciding with, the property line, beyond which it is illegal to build. noun the boundary line along a street beyond which buildings must not project
heavy paper used especially in the construction of frame buildings to block drafts, for insulation, etc. Historical Examples Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson Dwellers in Arcady Albert Bigelow Paine The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings The Minute Man of the Frontier W. G. Puddefoot The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings Adventures in Alaska Samuel Hall […]
an official certificate of permission issued by local authorities to a builder to construct, enlarge, or alter a building.
savings and loan association. noun a cooperative organization that accepts deposits of money from savers and uses them to make loans, secured by mortgages, to house buyers. Since 1986 they have been empowered to offer banking services