Later on in my diary there were lots of code words about sexual matters.
code for, "Keeping the really big banks from tanking the economy again."
“Boots on the ground” is a code word for “occupation forces,” and those should definitely be ruled out.
Two code breakers at the National Security Agency, rumored to be gay lovers, had defected to the Soviets.
But those women—and men—had the decency to struggle with their emotions versus their code of conduct.
Sonia felt that his gloomy creed had become his faith and code.
Anybody who is not in the convention can scoff at it, however low his own code may be.
She is free to make her own life, with her own code of conduct, her own ideas of responsibility.
And there remained the code of a pure morality, proclaimed by Buddha.
Individuals may use a code that requires a "Key," because they wish to keep their matter secret from others.
c.1300, "systematic compilation of laws," from Old French code "system of laws, law-book" (13c.), from Latin codex, earlier caudex "book, book of laws," literally "tree trunk," hence, book made up of wooden tablets covered with wax for writing. Meaning "cipher" (the sense in secret code) is from 1808.
1815, from code (n.). Specifically in the computer sense from 1947. Related: Coded; coding.
A series of instructions designed to be fed into a computer.
The word "code" is often used to distinguish instructions from data (e.g. "The code is marked 'read-only'") whereas the word "software" is used in contrast with "hardware" and may consist of more than just code.