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encode

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verb en·code \in-ˈkōd, en-\

Simple Definition of encode

  • : to put (a message) into the form of a code so that it can kept secret

  • : to put information in the form of a code on (something)

  • : to change (information) into a set of letters, numbers, or symbols that can be read by a computer

Full Definition of encode

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to convert (as a body of information) from one system of communication into another; especially :  to convert (a message) into code b :  to convey symbolically <the capacity of poetry to encode ideology — J. D. Niles>

  3. 2 :  to specify the genetic code for

en·cod·er noun

Examples of encode

  1. Credit cards are encoded with cardholder information.

  2. a technology that encodes images



Circa 1919

First Known Use of encode

circa 1919


Medical Dictionary

encode

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transitive verb en·code \in-ˈkōd, en-\

Medical Definition of encode

en·cod·eden·cod·ing

  1. :  to specify the genetic code for <each nucleotide triplet or codon on the mRNA chain encodes a specific amino acid—J. E. Darnell, Jr.>




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