codify

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verb cod·i·fy \ˈkä-də-ˌfī, ˈkō-\

Definition of codify

codified

;

codifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to reduce to a code The convention codified the rules of war.

  3. 2a :  systematize Standardization refers to the process by which a language has been codified in some way. — Ronald Wardhaughb :  classify Customer complaints are codified as dissatisfaction feedback.

codifiability

play \ˌkä-də-ˌfī-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌkō-\ noun

codification

play \ˌkä-də-fə-ˈkā-shən, ˌkō-\ noun

Examples of codify in a Sentence

  1. The convention codified the rules of war.

  2. The author tries to codify important ideas about language.

Did You Know?

A code is a collection of laws arranged in an orderly way; famous examples include the Code of Hammurabi, from about 1760 B.C. in ancient Babylon, and the Napoleonic Code, produced at Napoleon's orders in 1804. Laws that have been included in a code have been codified. The rules of baseball differed greatly from one place to another until they were codified by Alexander Cartwright in 1845; they haven't changed much since, though we don't know what Cartwright would say about the designated hitter.

Origin and Etymology of codify

1code + -ify


First Known Use: circa 1800


CODIFY Defined for English Language Learners

codify

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verb cod·i·fy \ˈkä-də-ˌfī, ˈkō-\

Definition of codify for English Language Learners

  • : to put (laws or rules) together as a code or system

  • : to put (things) in an orderly form


Law Dictionary

codify

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transitive verb cod·i·fy \ˈkä-də-ˌfī, ˈkō-\

Legal Definition of codify

codified

codifying

  1. :  to reduce (laws) to a code

codification

\ˌkä-də-fə-ˈkā-shən, ˌkō-\ play noun


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