Definition of encode
- the capacity of poetry to encode ideology
- —J. D. Niles
Credit cards are encoded with cardholder information.
a technology that encodes images
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: 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
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