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encoding

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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).

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encoding

  1. Present participle of encode.