Meaning of CODE in English



System of symbols and rules used for expressing information according to an unvarying rule for replacing a piece of information from one system, such as a letter, word, or phrase, with an arbitrarily selected equivalent in another system.

Substitution ciphers are similar to codes except that the rule for replacing the information is known only to the transmitter and the intended recipient of the information. digital computers are examples of codes. Elaborate commercial codes were developed during the early 20th century (see Jean M.E. Baudot , Samuel F. B. Morse ). In recent years more advanced codes have been developed to accommodate computer data and satellite communications. See also ASCII , cryptography .


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American Standard Code for Information Interchange.

Beginner's All purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

bar code

binary code

building code

Clarendon Code

genetic code

German Civil Code

Hammurabi Code of

Justinian Code of

law code

machine code

Morse code

Napoleonic Code

Code Civil

slave code

Universal Product Code

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black codes

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