- 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.
- 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 of codaItalian from Classical Latin cauda, a tail
- Music The concluding passage of a movement or composition.
- A conclusion or closing part of a statement.
Origin of codaItalian coda tail from Latin cauda, cōda tail, perhaps originally “that which is hewn off, part,” and akin to cūdere to strike, beat ; see incus.
- (music) A passage which brings a movement or piece to a conclusion through prolongation.
- (linguistics) The optional final part of a syllable, placed after its nucleus, and usually composed of one or more consonants.
- The word salts has three consonants — /l/, /t/, and /s/ — in its coda, whereas the word glee has no coda at all.
- (geology) In seismograms, the gradual return to baseline after a seismic event. The length of the coda can be used to estimate event magnitude, and the shape sometimes reveals details of subsurface structures.
- The conclusion of a statement.
- Alternative spelling of CODA.
From Italian coda
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 websites that were built in Java rather than HTML codes. Coda itself is written in Java.