Meaning of CODE in English

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin caudex, ~x trunk of a tree, document formed originally from wooden tablets Date: 14th century a systematic statement of a body of law, a system of principles or rules , 3. a system of signals or symbols for communication, a system of symbols (as letters or numbers) used to represent assigned and often secret meanings, genetic ~ , a set of instructions for a computer, ~less adjective II. verb (~d; coding) Date: 1815 transitive verb to put in or into the form or symbols of a ~, intransitive verb to specify the genetic ~ , codable adjective ~r noun

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