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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
    • 1988 March 1, “Isolation and analysis of the gene encoding peripheral myelin protein zero”, in Neuron[1], DOI:10.1016/0896-6273(88)90211-5, page 73:
      We have isolated the gene encoding the Schwann cell glycoprotein P0, the major structural protein of the peripheral myelin sheath.