[ en-kohd ]
/ ɛnˈkoʊd /
verb (used with object), en·cod·ed, en·cod·ing.
to convert (a message, information, etc.) into code.
Encoding Shakespeare into DNAIt’s time to look at the language of life itself—DNA. As you might remember from 7th-grade science, DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, the molecular structure that stores the genetic code for all life forms. Scientists continue to wonder if this living blueprint is all that DNA can hold. Researcher Nick Goldman of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) has recently stored all of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets in …
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Origin of encode
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/ (ɪnˈkəʊd) /
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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[ ĕn-kōd′ ]
To specify the genetic code for the synthesis of a protein molecule or a part of a protein molecule.
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