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Dictionary definition for: Code

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

2. (v) attach a code to; "Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later"

3. (n) a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

4. (v) convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons"

5. (n) (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions

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