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1 code /ˈkoʊd/ noun
plural codes
1 code
/ˈkoʊd/
noun
plural codes
Learner's definition of CODE
[count]
: a set of laws or regulations
see also penal code
: a set of ideas or rules about how to behave
: a set of letters, numbers, symbols, etc., that is used to secretly send messages to someone
[count]
[noncount]
see also morse code
[count] : a set of letters, numbers, symbols, etc., that identifies or gives information about something or someone
see also area code, bar code, dialling code, postcode, zip code
[noncount] : a set of instructions for a computer
2 code /ˈkoʊd/ verb
codes; coded; coding
2 code
/ˈkoʊd/
verb
codes; coded; coding
Learner's definition of CODE
[+ object]
: to put (a message) into the form of a code so that it can be kept secret
compare decode
: to mark (something) with a code so that it can be identified
: to change (information) into a set of letters, numbers, or symbols that can be read by a computer
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