1. [ noun ] (law) a set of rules or principles or laws especially written ones
Synonyms: codification
Related terms: written_communication legal_code dress_code sanitory_code bushido highway_code building_code omerta fire_code codify
2. [ verb ] attach a code to

"Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later"

Related terms: tag georeference
3. [ noun ] a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
Related terms: coding_system Morse color_code cipher area_code zip_code bar_code encode
4. [ verb ] (writing) convert ordinary language into code
Synonyms: encipher cipher cypher encrypt inscribe write_in_code encode

"We should encode the message for security reasons"

Related terms: decipher decode write cipher encoding programmer cipher coding
5. [ noun ] (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
Synonyms: computer_code
Related terms: coding_system address machine_code binary_code ASCII instruction firmware object_code operation_code software error_correction_code computer_science
Similar spelling:   cod