- a set of symbols that can be interpreted by a computer or piece of software: binary code; Java code; ASCII code.
- the symbolic arrangement of statements or instructions in a computer program, or the set of instructions in such a program: That program took 3000 lines of code.
- the system of rules shared by the participants in an act of communication, making possible the transmission and interpretation of messages.
- (in sociolinguistic theory) one of two distinct styles of language use that differ in degree of explicitness and are sometimes thought to be correlated with differences in social class.Compare elaborated code, restricted code.
verb (used with object), cod·ed, cod·ing.
verb (used without object), cod·ed, cod·ing.
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Unlike other, more complex algorithms, it allows a user to take any video of a person’s face and use it to animate a photo of someone else’s face with only a few lines of code.Memers are making deepfakes, and things are getting weird|Karen Hao|August 28, 2020|MIT Technology Review
It will require apps to ask users for permission to collect and share data using a unique code that identifies their iPhones and iPads.Facebook: Apple privacy changes will muck up online ads|Verne Kopytoff|August 26, 2020|Fortune
Postal workers expedite millions of ballots to voters and then bring completed ones to county election offices, where they are tracked using bar codes.As states mull expanding vote by mail, they’re turning to Oregon for advice|Lee Clifford|August 24, 2020|Fortune
She was told that because of her ZIP code, she was a high-risk patient and was moved to a quarantine room to deliver her baby.Federal Investigation Finds Hospital Violated Patients’ Rights by Profiling, Separating Native Mothers and Newborns|by Bryant Furlow, New Mexico In Depth|August 22, 2020|ProPublica
Because of an error in the computer code, the researchers say, their findings — that humans outperformed a computer game that simulated quantum mechanics — are not valid.
No wonder somebody using North Korean code staged a raid on Sony Pictures.Sony Blames North Korea for Hacking, but Washington Left Them Completely Vulnerable|Gordon G. Chang|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Turing conceived and built a computer, the forerunner of all digital computations, that cracked the code.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is at least better than the Code of Hammurabi, which considered the rape victim an adulteress.No Wonder Cosby's Keeping Quiet: He Could Still Be Prosecuted|Jay Michaelson|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The translation agency only advertises for girls with “no complexes”: code for being prepared to bed the client.
Many historians have leveled criticism at the Code, arguing that it was too conservative and supportive of the bourgeois.
Her morality, training, code of life and all sat up like a wary censor and surveyed the scene.Gargoyles|Ben Hecht
According to their code it was not stealing to rob a person supposed to be wealthy.Blazing The Way|Emily Inez Denny
His first impulse was to shoot off a wire in code to announce his discovery.The Cup of Fury|Rupert Hughes
With respect to the Code itself, an unsuccessful attempt was made to procure the copy of it transmitted to Mr. Dundas.
If he stole the seed, rations or fodder, the Code enacted that his fingers should be cut off.
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A series of instructions designed to be fed into a computer.