What is code?

  • (noun): A coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Code

A code is a rule for converting a piece of information (for example, a letter, word, phrase, or gesture) into another form or representation (one sign into another sign), not necessarily of the same type.

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National Guard Of The United States - National Guard Active Duty Character
... Broadly, there are two titles in the United State Code (USC) under which units and troops may be activated, Title 32 (Militia Code) and Title 10 (Uniform Code of Military Justice) ...
Teleprinter - Teletypesetter
... In addition to the 5-bit Baudot code and the much later seven-bit ASCII code, there was a six-bit code known as the TTS code (Teletypesetter) used by news wire ... Through the use of "shift in" and "shift out" codes, this six-bit code could represent a full set of upper and lower case characters, digits, symbols ...
X86 Calling Conventions - Callee Clean-up
... They may be, however, more space efficient, as the code needed to unwind the stack does not need to be generated for each call ... conventions are easy to recognize in ASM code because they will unwind the stack prior to returning ... Such code looks like this ret 12 ...
XPEDITER
... Xpediter for DB2 helps developers quickly ascertain how the code works and how to fix it when it doesn’t for DB2 Stored Procedures Xpediter/Code ... Xpediter/TSO offers complete control of application code execution in the batch testing environment ...
Codes and Acronyms
... Acronyms and abbreviations can be considered codes, and in a sense all languages and writing systems are codes for human thought ... International Air Transport Association airport codes are three-letter codes used to designate airports and used for bag tags ... Station codes are similarly used on railways, but are usually national, so the same code can be used for different stations if they are in different countries ...

More definitions of "code":

  • (verb): Attach a code to.
    Example: "Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later"
  • (noun): A set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones).
    Synonyms: codification
  • (noun): (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions.
    Synonyms: computer code

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    ...I had grown up in a world that was dominated by immature age. Not by vigorous immaturity, but by immaturity that was old and tired and prudent, that loved ritual and rubric, and was utterly wanting in curiosity about the new and the strange. Its era has passed away, and the world it made has crumbled around us. Its finest creation, a code of manners, has been ridiculed and discarded.
    Ellen Glasgow (1873–1945)

    Wise Draco comes, deep in the midnight roll
    Of black artillery; he comes, though late;
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    And cynic tyrannies of honest kings;
    He comes, nor parlies; and the Town, redeemed,
    Gives thanks devout; nor, being thankful, heeds
    The grimy slur on the Republic’s faith implied,
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    And—more—is Nature’s Roman, never to be
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    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Many people will say to working mothers, in effect, “I don’t think you can have it all.” The phrase for “have it all” is code for “have your cake and eat it too.” What these people really mean is that achievement in the workplace has always come at a price—usually a significant personal price; conversely, women who stayed home with their children were seen as having sacrificed a great deal of their own ambition for their families.
    Anne C. Weisberg (20th century)