- The coda is defined as the concluding piece to a musical performance.
- An example of a coda is a detached portion of music which is the end of a song.
- An example of a coda is the end of a ballet or other dance presentation.
coda definition by Webster's New World
- Music a more or less independent passage added to the end of a section or composition so as to reinforce the sense of conclusion
- something coming after or at the end
Origin: Italian ; from Classical Latin cauda, a tail
coda definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Music The concluding passage of a movement or composition.
- A conclusion or closing part of a statement.
Origin: Italian, from Latin cauda, tail.
coda - Computer Definition
(1) A distributed file system developed at Carnegie Mellon University in the late 1980s. Evolving from the Andrews File System, Coda is noted for its ability to withstand network failures. See AFS.
(2) A software company based in the U.K. that produces accounting software for mainframes, VAX and client/server environments. The parent company is the Coda Group, Plc. with U.S. offices in Manchester, NH.
(3) Earlier Web authoring software from RandomNoise, Inc., San Francisco, CA. It was used to generate very sophisticated Web sites that were built in Java rather than HTML codes. Coda itself is written in Java.
coda - Cultural Definition
An ending to a piece of music, standing outside the formal structure of the piece. Coda is the Italian word for “tail.”