Definition Of code


a system of words, letters, figures, or other symbols substituted for other words, letters, etc., especially for the purposes of secrecy.

the Americans cracked their diplomatic code

a systematic collection of laws or regulations.

the criminal code

convert (the words of a message) into a particular code in order to convey a secret meaning.

only Mitch knew how to read the message—even the name was coded

program instructions.

hundreds of lines of code

specify the genetic sequence for (an amino acid or protein).

genes that code for human growth hormone

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Example Of code

  • A 13-point code of conduct governing all buskers working in Oxford is expected to come into force next month.

  • a dress code

  • a stern code of honor

  • assembly code

  • At first, the US military had exclusive use of GPS through a secret signal and an encrypted code .

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