codify

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codify (third-person singular simple present codifies, present participle codifying, simple past and past participle codified)

  1. To reduce to a code, to arrange into a code.
    The company president codified the goal as a one-line mission statement.
  2. To collect and arrange in a systematic form.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 5, The Younger Set[1]:
      The house of Ruthven was a small but ultra-modern limestone affair, between Madison and Fifth ; … As a matter of fact its narrow ornate façade presented not a single quiet space that the eyes might rest on after a tiring attempt to follow and codify the arabesques, foliations, and intricate vermiculations of what some disrespectfully dubbed as “ near-aissance.”

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Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 13:08