to convert (a message, information, etc.) into code.
- en·cod·a·ble, adjective
- en·code·ment, noun
- en·cod·er, noun
- mis·en·code, verb (used with object), mis·en·cod·ed, mis·en·cod·ing.
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How to use encode in a sentence
Young genes were just as likely as old ones to encode essential functions.Scientists Find Vital Genes Evolving in Genome’s Junkyard | Viviane Callier | November 16, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
You realize there’s this picture being encoded by this nongravitational quantum system.
The hippocampus, a deep brain region well known for encoding memories, also harbors “place cells”—neurons that spark with activity to process locations in space.How Do We Remember Places? This Study Used Lasers and VR to Point the Way | Shelly Fan | November 10, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Davis is encoding the top 50,000 Wikipedia pages into an apple gene, creating a perpetual tree of knowledge.Preserving a Sense of Wonder in DNA - Issue 92: Frontiers | Virat Markandeya | October 28, 2020 | Nautilus
So in the mid ’90s, it was a big topic, all this whole thing of intelligence that’s encoded in these algorithms.
British Dictionary definitions for encode
to convert (a message) from plain text into code
computing to convert (characters and symbols) into a digital form as a series of impulses: Compare 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
- encodement, noun
- encoder, noun
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Scientific definitions for encode
To specify the genetic code for the synthesis of a protein molecule or a part of a protein molecule.
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