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English noun: code

1. code (communication) a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)


Broader (hypernym)black and white, written communication, written language

Narrower (hyponym)building code, Bushido, dress code, fire code, health code, Highway Code, legal code, omerta, sanitary code

2. code (communication) a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

Broader (hypernym)coding system

Narrower (hyponym)access, access code, area code, bar code, cipher, color code, cryptograph, cypher, international Morse code, Morse, Morse code, postal code, postcode, secret code, Universal Product Code, ZIP, ZIP code

3. code (communication) (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions

Synonymscomputer code

Broader (hypernym)coding system

Narrower (hyponym)address, American Standard Code for Information Interchange, ASCII, binary code, command, computer address, computer software, ECC, error correction code, firmware, instruction, machine code, machine language, microcode, object code, operation code, order code, package, program line, reference, software, software package, software program, software system, statement

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

English verb: code

1. code (contact) attach a code to

SamplesCode the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)label, mark, tag

2. code (communication) convert ordinary language into code

SamplesWe should encode the message for security reasons.

Synonymscipher, cypher, encipher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)encode

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