code

noun

  • 1

    Program instructions.

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  • 2

    A system of words, letters, figures, or symbols used to represent others, especially for the purposes of secrecy.

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verb

  • 3

    Write code for (a computer program).

  • 4

    Convert (the words of a message) into a code so as to convey a secret meaning.

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Dialects

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Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin codex, codic- (see codex). The term originally denoted a systematic collection of statutes made by Justinian or another of the later Roman emperors; compare with code (sense 3 of the noun) (mid 18th century), the earliest modern sense.

Pronunciation

  • code /kəʊd/