- to convert (a message, information, etc.) into code.
Origin of encode
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- 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 encoder
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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