[koh-di-pen-duh nt] /ˌkoʊ dɪˈpɛn dənt/
of or relating to a relationship in which one person is physically or psychologically addicted, as to alcohol or gambling, and the other person is psychologically dependent on the first in an unhealthy way.
one who is codependent or in a codependent relationship.
also co-dependent, by 1905, in various senses, from co- + dependent. Modern psycological sense is attested from c.1983. Related: Codependence, codependency.
- Code police
humour (By analogy with George Orwell’s “Thought Police” in “1984”) A mythical team of Gestapo-like storm troopers that enforce programming style rules. Used ironically, to suggest that the practice under discussion is condemned mainly by anal-retentive weenies. “Dike out that goto or the code police will get you!” The ironic usage is perhaps more common. […]
- Code position
character An integer that a coded character set maps to a character. A code position is normally stored or transmitted by applying a character encoding to turn it into a byte string. (2002-03-03)
[kohd] /koʊd/ noun 1. 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: 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. […]
- Code red
noun a very serious security warning; a warning about a very serious threat