encoding

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

encoding (plural encodings)

  1. (computing) The way in which symbols are mapped onto bytes, e.g. in the rendering of a particular font, or in the mapping from keyboard input into visual text.
  2. A conversion of plain text into a code or cypher form (for decoding by the recipient).

Derived termsEdit

  • font encoding
  • input encoding

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VerbEdit

encoding

  1. Present participle of encode.
Last modified on 10 December 2013, at 21:27