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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English code (system of law), from Old French code (system of law), from Latin cōdex, later form of caudex (the stock or stem of a tree, a board or tablet of wood smeared over with wax, on which the ancients originally wrote; hence, a book, a writing.).

NounEdit

code (countable and uncountable, plural codes)

  1. A short symbol, often with little relation to the item it represents.
    This flavour of soup has been assigned the code WRT-9.
  2. A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Francis Wharton
      The collection of laws made by the order of Justinian is sometimes called, by way of eminence, "The Code".
  3. Any system of principles, rules or regulations relating to one subject.
    The medical code is a system of rules for the regulation of the professional conduct of physicians.
    The naval code is a system of rules for making communications at sea by means of signals.
  4. A set of rules for converting information into another form or representation.
    1. By synecdoche: a codeword, code point, an encoded representation of a character, symbol, or other entity.
      The ASCII code of "A" is 65.
  5. A message represented by rules intended to conceal its meaning.
    • 2014 June 21, “Magician’s brain”, in The Economist, volume 411, number 8892:
      [Isaac Newton] was obsessed with alchemy. He spent hours copying alchemical recipes and trying to replicate them in his laboratory. He believed that the Bible contained numerological codes.
  6. (cryptography) A cryptographic system using a codebook that converts words or phrases into codewords.
  7. (programming, uncountable) Instructions for a computer, written in a programming language; the input of a translator, an interpreter or a browser, namely: source code, machine code, bytecode.
    Object-oriented C++ code is easier to understand for a human than C code.
    I wrote some code to reformat text documents.
    This HTML code may be placed on your web page.
  8. (scientific programming) A program.
  9. (linguistics) A particular lect or language variety.
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code (third-person singular simple present codes, present participle coding, simple past and past participle coded)

  1. (computing) To write software programs.
    I learned to code on an early home computer in the 1980s.
  2. To categorise by assigning identifiers from a schedule, for example CPT coding for medical insurance purposes.
  3. (cryptography) To encode.
    We should code the messages we send out on Usenet.
  4. (genetics, intransitive) To encode a protein.
  5. (medicine) To call a hospital emergency code.
    coding in the CT scanner
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Etymology 2Edit

From code blue, a medical emergency

VerbEdit

code (third-person singular simple present codes, present participle coding, simple past and past participle coded)

  1. (medicine) Of a patient, to suffer a sudden medical emergency (a code blue) such as cardiac arrest.
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French code, in the senses relating to laws and rules. Senses related to cryptography and coding have been borrowed from English code. Both derive from Old French code, from Latin cōdex.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkoː.də/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: co‧de

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code m (plural codes, diminutive codetje n)

  1. book or body of laws, code of laws, lawbook
    Synonym: wetboek
  2. system of rules and principles, e.g. of conduct
  3. code (set of symbols)
  4. code (text written in a programming language)

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FrenchEdit

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code m (plural codes)

  1. code

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FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin cōda, variant of Latin cauda.

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code f (plural codis)

  1. tail
  2. queue, line

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code f

  1. plural of coda

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English cudu, cwidu, cweodu, from Proto-Germanic *kweduz.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkud(ə)/, /ˈkoːd(ə)/, /ˈkweːd(ə)/, /ˈkwid(ə)/

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code (uncountable)

  1. Any kind of plant gum; a gummy or resinous substance.
  2. Cud; regurgitated food chewed upon by certain livestock.
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Osee 7:14”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      And thei crieden not to me in her herte, but ȝelliden in her beddis. Thei chewiden code on wheete, and wyn, and thei ȝeden awei fro me.
      And they didn't cry to me from their hearts; instead they whined in their beds. They chewed wheat and wine like cud, then they ran away from me.
  3. (rare) A mass or hump; a large pile of something.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old French code, from Latin cōdex, caudex.

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code (rare)

  1. A coherent and unified system or body of laws.
  2. The core part of someone's last testament.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Old English codd and Old Norse koddi.

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code

  1. Alternative form of codde (seedpod)

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code m (oblique plural codes, nominative singular codes, nominative plural code)

  1. Alternative form of coute

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code

  1. tail