Meaning of CODE in English


Pronunciation: ' k ō d

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin caudex, codex trunk of a tree, document formed orig. from wooden tablets

Date: 14th century

1 : a systematic statement of a body of law especially : one given statutory force

2 : a system of principles or rules <moral code >

3 a : a system of signals or symbols for communication b : a system of symbols (as letters or numbers) used to represent assigned and often secret meanings


5 : a set of instructions for a computer

– code · less \ -l ə s \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.