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Meaning of "code" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CODE

From French, from Latin cōdex book, codex.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CODE

code  [kəʊd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CODE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Code is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb code in English.

WHAT DOES CODE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Code

In communications and information processing, code is system of rules to convert information—such as a letter, word, sound, image, or gesture—into another, sometimes shortened or secret, form or representation for communication through a channel or storage in a medium. An early example is the invention language, which enabled a person, through speech, to communicate what he or she saw, heard, felt, or thought to others. But speech limits the range of communication to the distance a voice can carry, and limits the audience to those present when the speech is uttered. The invention of writing, which converted spoken language into visual symbols, extended the range of communication across space and time. The process of encoding converts information from a source into symbols for communication or storage. Decoding is the reverse process, converting code symbols back into a form that the recipient understands. One reason for coding is to enable communication in places where ordinary plain language, spoken or written, is difficult or impossible.

Definition of code in the English dictionary

The first definition of code in the dictionary is a system of letters or symbols, and rules for their association by means of which information can be represented or communicated for reasons of secrecy, brevity, etc. Other definition of code is a message in code. Code is also a symbol used in a code.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CODE

PRESENT

Present
I code
you code
he/she/it codes
we code
you code
they code
Present continuous
I am coding
you are coding
he/she/it is coding
we are coding
you are coding
they are coding
Present perfect
I have coded
you have coded
he/she/it has coded
we have coded
you have coded
they have coded
Present perfect continuous
I have been coding
you have been coding
he/she/it has been coding
we have been coding
you have been coding
they have been coding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I coded
you coded
he/she/it coded
we coded
you coded
they coded
Past continuous
I was coding
you were coding
he/she/it was coding
we were coding
you were coding
they were coding
Past perfect
I had coded
you had coded
he/she/it had coded
we had coded
you had coded
they had coded
Past perfect continuous
I had been coding
you had been coding
he/she/it had been coding
we had been coding
you had been coding
they had been coding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will code
you will code
he/she/it will code
we will code
you will code
they will code
Future continuous
I will be coding
you will be coding
he/she/it will be coding
we will be coding
you will be coding
they will be coding
Future perfect
I will have coded
you will have coded
he/she/it will have coded
we will have coded
you will have coded
they will have coded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been coding
you will have been coding
he/she/it will have been coding
we will have been coding
you will have been coding
they will have been coding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would code
you would code
he/she/it would code
we would code
you would code
they would code
Conditional continuous
I would be coding
you would be coding
he/she/it would be coding
we would be coding
you would be coding
they would be coding
Conditional perfect
I would have code
you would have code
he/she/it would have code
we would have code
you would have code
they would have code
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been coding
you would have been coding
he/she/it would have been coding
we would have been coding
you would have been coding
they would have been coding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you code
we let´s code
you code
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to code
Past participle
coded
Present Participle
coding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CODE


diode
ˈdaɪəʊd
download
ˈdaʊnˌləʊd
electrode
ɪˈlɛktrəʊd
encode
ɪnˈkəʊd
episode
ˈɛpɪˌsəʊd
explode
ɪkˈspləʊd
load
ləʊd
mode
məʊd
node
nəʊd
ode
əʊd
overload
ˌəʊvəˈləʊd
postcode
ˈpəʊstˌkəʊd
railroad
ˈreɪlˌrəʊd
reload
riːˈləʊd
road
rəʊd
rode
rəʊd
toad
təʊd
Unicode
ˈjuːnɪˌkəʊd
upload
ʌpˈləʊd
workload
ˈwɜːkˌləʊd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CODE

coddler
code dating
code letter
code name
code number
code of behaviour
code of conduct
code of ethics
code of honour
code of practice
code word
code-name
code-sharing
codebook
codebtor
codec
codeclination
coded
codefendant
codeia

WORDS THAT END LIKE CODE

abode
anode
area code
bar code
cathode
colour code
commode
country code
decode
dress code
erode
Kozhikode
lode
lymph node
penal code
postal code
pseudocode
QR Code
source code
zip code

Synonyms and antonyms of code in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CODE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «code» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of code

Translation of «code» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CODE

Find out the translation of code to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of code from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «code» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

代码
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

código
570 millions of speakers

English

code
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कोड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قَانُون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кодекс
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

código
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

code
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kod
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kode
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

暗号
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부호
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kode
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறியீடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kod
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

codice
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kod
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кодекс
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cod
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κώδικας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kode
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kod
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kode
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of code

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CODE»

The term «code» is very widely used and occupies the 497 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CODE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «code» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «code» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about code

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10 QUOTES WITH «CODE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word code.
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Eric Allman
Personally, one of the down sides of founding a company is that there is always too much work to do, and sadly I find I don't have much time to code any more.
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Roland Barthes
The photographic image... is a message without a code.
3
John Battelle
As the border between physical and digital gets more permeable, a new kind of literacy emerges. And that literacy is built on a foundation of code - whether it's the codes of letters and words, or the code of bits and algorithms.
4
Ben Bernanke
The tax code is very inefficient. Both the personal tax code and the corporate tax code. By closing loopholes and lowering rates, you could increase the efficiency of the tax code and create more incentives for people to invest.
5
John Cena
I admire the military. I guess in a world of villains and heroes, they're my heroes. Their dedication, their commitment, their discipline, their code of ethics.
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Saxby Chambliss
The military code of justice sets out exactly what type of charges are available for specific acts.
7
James F. Cooper
Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want.
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Francis Crick
If the code does indeed have some logical foundation then it is legitimate to consider all the evidence, both good and bad, in any attempt to deduce it.
9
Mike Davidson
We reduced the size of our front page code by about 50%, and by using absolute positioning, we are able to display important parts of the page before other parts may have fully loaded yet.
10
Peter Dinklage
Bad guys are complicated characters. It's always fun to play them. You get away with a lot more. You don't have a heroic code you have to live by.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CODE»

Discover the use of code in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to code and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to ...
Accessible, compelling, and remarkably far-reaching, this book will forever alter your view of history and what drives it. It will also make yo wonder how private that e-mail you just sent really is. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Simon Singh, 2011
2
The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to ...
Includes a history of how codes have affected the world, from the World Wars to the death of Mary, Queen of Scots, and also looks at what the future holds for the field of cryptography.
Simon Singh, 2008
3
The Bible Code
Argues that a hidden mathematical code embedded in the Old Testament predicts events that took place long after the Bible was written, including the French Revolution, the 1969 moon landing, and the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
Michael Drosnin, 1998
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The Great Code: The Bible and Literature
In this new edition of The Great Code, Alvin A. Lee presents a corrected and fully annotated version of Frye's text, as well as a comprehensive introduction to help contextualize this important work and guide readers through its allusive ...
Northrop Frye, Alvin A. Lee, 2006
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Code and other laws of cyberspace
An exciting examination of the core values of cyberspace - intellectual property, free speech, and privacy - from one of America’s most brilliant young legal theorists.
Lawrence Lessig, 1999
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Code Reading: The Open Source Perspective
In this indispensable book, Diomidis Spinellis uses more than 600 real-world examples to show you how to identify good (and bad) code: how to read it, what to look for, and how to use this knowledge to improve your own code.
Diomidis Spinellis, 2003
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Cutting Code: Software and Sociality
Cutting Code argues that analysis of code as a mosaic of algorithms, protocols, infrastructures, and programming conventions offers valuable insights into how contemporary social formations invent new kinds of personhood and new ways of ...
Adrian Mackenzie, 2006
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CODE: Collaborative Ownership and the Digital Economy
CODE looks at the collaborative model of creativity -- with examples ranging from collective ownership in indigenous societies to free software, academic science, and the human genome project -- and finds it an alternative to proprietary ...
Rishab Ghosh, 2006
9
Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI ...
The Commentary is provided for this purpose. Some of the considerations of the committee in developing the Code portion are discussed within the Commentary, with emphasis given to the explanation of new or revised provisions.
ACI Committee 318, 2008
10
The Color Code: A New Way To See Yourself, Your ...
DISCOVER YOUR TRUE COLOR(S) WITH THE COLOR CODE -- AND UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL FOR SUCCESS AT WORK AND AT HOME Go ahead, take the test, and find out what makes you (and others) tick.
Taylor Hartman, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CODE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term code is used in the context of the following news items.
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Experts says government access to encrypted data will backfire
SAN FRANCISCO — An elite group of code makers and code breakers is taking American and British intelligence and law enforcement ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
2
Bloomberg's 'What Is Code' Feature Was A Massive Hit -- Here's Why
That's what makes the runaway success of Bloomberg Businessweek's “What Is Code?” -- a 38,000-word opus on software engineering that ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
3
Code of conduct released of elected Green Bay officials
A draft version of a code of conduct was released Tuesday night that dictates how elected officials in the City of Green Bay should behave. «WBAY, Jul 15»
4
Hacking Team hacked: Spyware source code torrent blurts govt …
Italian surveillance-ware developer Hacking Team has been infiltrated by hackers, who have leaked online 400GB of secret source code and ... «The Register, Jul 15»
5
County says NO to extending temporary property code in Black Forest
After two years, El Paso County Commissioners voted today to let the temporary property code expire, meaning dozens of people that still have RV's or extra ... «KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News, Jul 15»
6
The Amazon Echo: Everything You Might Not Know
Re/code's Joe Brown penned a lyrical review of the unusual gadget, which responds to the name “Alexa,” back in February. (You can change ... «Re/code, Jul 15»
7
HP's Veghte Named CEO of SurveyMonkey
As noted by Re/code colleague Arik Hesseldahl, “Veghte joined HP in 2010 after 20 years at Microsoft, where he managed the $15 billion ... «Re/code, Jul 15»
8
Takeovers, mergers code in S'pore to be reviewed
The Singapore Code of Takeovers and Mergers is being reviewed to take into account changes in the market and international practices. «AsiaOne, Jul 15»
9
Forget scrubs. Doctors need a dress code.
If you live near a hospital, you've probably seen the sight: a young physician in loose blue scrubs, standing in line at the grocery store. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
10
City Hall Inching Forward With Overhaul of Cincinnati's Zoning Code
In Cincinnati, the last time the city passed a zoning code was in the 1960's. At that time shopping malls, office parks and subdivisions were all ... «UrbanCincy, Jul 15»

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