(computing) a machine-readable code that identifies a specified character or a set of such codes
a binary code that represents natural language; a number used to represent a particular character; also called character encoding
In most operating systems today, character codes are represented by an 8-bit unit of data known as a byte.
a style of balletic folk dance that intends to give a sense of national character and color. a characteristic national dance, as the habañera, mazurka, or polka. a style of balletic folk dance that interprets and represents a character’s occupation, mode of living, or personality.
a personality trait, as a habitual tendency to idealize or rationalize, that serves some unconscious defensive purpose.
a disorder characterized by socially undesirable behavior, as poor control of impulses or inability to maintain close emotional relationships, and by absence of anxiety or guilt. character disorder n. Any of a group of personality disorders characterized by a persistent pattern of maladaptive behavior, emotional instability, immaturity, compulsive gambling, sexual deviation, or alcohol or drug […]
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character (Or “character encoding scheme”) A mapping of binary values to code positions and back; generally a 1:1 (bijective) mapping. In the case of ASCII, this is generally a f(x)=x mapping: code point 65 maps to the byte value 65, and vice versa. This is possible because ASCII uses only code positions representable as single […]