verb \in-ˈkōd, en-\

: 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

transitive verb
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>
:  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

First Known Use of ENCODE

circa 1919


transitive verb \in-ˈkōd, en-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ENCODE

: 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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