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.
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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.
verb (used with object), coded, coding.
to translate (a message) into a code; .
to arrange or enter (laws or statutes) in a code.
Computers. to translate (a program) into language that can be communicated to the computer.
verb (used without object), coded, coding.
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
c.1300, “systematic compilation of laws,” from Old French code “system of laws, law-book” (13c.), from Latin codex, earlier caudex “book, book of laws,” literally “tree trunk,” hence, book made up of wooden tablets covered with wax for writing. Meaning “cipher” (the sense in secret code) is from 1808.
1815, from code (n.). Specifically in the computer sense from 1947. Related: Coded; coding.
A series of instructions designed to be fed into a computer.
1. Programs. This usage is common among scientific computing people who use supercumputers for heavy-duty number crunching.
2. Something to do with cryptography.
coherent digital exciter
Confederation of Dental Employers
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memory (Intel 8086 CS) The area of memory containing the machine code instructions of a program. The code segment of a program may be shared between multiple processes running that code so long as none of them tries to modify it. Unix, confusingly, calls this the “text segment” and the area for uninitialied data, the […]
noun an agreement between two airlines in which each sells tickets on the other airline’s flights; also, a flight on which this occurs Examples The Mesa Air Group expanded its United codeshare deal. Usage Note also used attributively
noun 1. a commercial agreement between two airlines that allows passengers to use a ticket from one airline to travel on another
[kohd-swich-ing] /ˈkoʊdˌswɪtʃ ɪŋ/ noun, Linguistics. 1. the alternate use of two or more languages or varieties of language, especially within the same discourse.