- to convert (a message, information, etc.) into code.
Origin of encode
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Examples from the Web for encode
Shun distractions, in other words, and you should encode events more effectively.How to Remember the Past
May 4, 2013
Writing helped to encode his logic of proper inference from premises expressed in sentences.
But once the scale changes, it is doubtful that we could encode the resulting complexity in such formalizations.
To encode a message which may be your last words on earth is not the easiest of tasks.
- to convert (a message) from plain text into code
- computing to convert (characters and symbols) into a digital form as a series of impulsesCompare decode (def. 2)
- to convert (an electrical signal) into a form suitable for transmission
- to convert (a nerve signal) into a form that can be received by the brain
- to use (a word, phrase, etc, esp of a foreign language) in the construction appropriate to it in that language
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Word Origin and History for encode
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To specify the genetic code for the synthesis of a protein molecule or a part of a protein molecule.
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