- A very short abbreviation, often with little correlation to the item it represents
verb (codes, coding, coded)
- You assigned the same "unique" to two intake-categories, causing a database error!
- A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.
- "The collection of laws made by the order of Justinian is sometimes called, by way of eminence, "The Code"." -Wharton
- Any system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; as, the medical code, a system of rules for the regulation of the professional conduct of physicians; the naval code, a system of rules for making communications at sea means of signals.
- A set of rules for converting information into another form or representation.
- (crypto) A cryptographic system using a codebook that converts word, words or phrase, phrases into codeword, codewords.
- source code, Source code.
- (computing) To write software programs.
- To categorise by assigning identifiers from a schedule, for example CPT coding for medical insurance purposes.
- (crypto) To encode.
Etymology: From French, code with the meaning of a "system of law", from codex, caudex, the stock or tem of a tree, a board or tablet of wood smeared over with wax, on which the ancients originally wrote; hence, a book, a writing.
- We should the messages we sent out on usenet.
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