- to convert (a message, information, etc.) into code.
Origin of encode
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Examples from the Web for encoding
There is, after all, something hopeful about a future that was smart about encoding our civil liberties.It’s Time to Rewrite the Internet to Give Us Better Privacy, and Security
June 12, 2013
Negative encoding, from an advertiser's perspective, is still better than no encoding at all.Facebook Knows Too Much
February 15, 2013
“They were nice people,” said Dennis Scarna, an encoding engineer who took a job at the company in 1999.Jennifer Sultan’s Arrest for Gun Running Caps Long Fall From Internet Success
July 20, 2012
Literacy only indirectly reflects the encoding of experience in a medium of expression and communication.
Leibniz tried hard to make this language utilizable in all domains of human activity, in encoding laws, scientific results, music.
Encoding hierarchy, some languages place women in a secondary position.
- 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
Word Origin and History for encoding
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The first of three stages in the memory process, involving processes associated with receiving or registering stimuli through one or more of the senses and modifying that information.
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- To specify the genetic code for the synthesis of a protein molecule or a part of a protein molecule.