The definition of a code is a set of rules or a system of communication, often with randomly assigned numbers and letters given specific meanings.(noun)
Code means to create a message with randomly assigned numbers and letters.(verb)
An example of code is to discover the secret meaning of a coded alphabet.
See code in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L codex (earlier caudex), wooden tablet for writing (hence, book: in LL(Ec), code of laws), orig., tree trunk, wood split into tablets, prob. < cudere, *caudere, to strike < IE base *kāu- > hew
See code in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin cōdex, book; see codex.
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1. the procedures and methods used in translating or interpreting codes and ciphers.
2. the science or study of such procedures. Also cryptanalytics. —cryptanalyst, n. —cryptanalytic, cryptanalytical, adj.
a message or writing in code or cipher. Also cryptograph. —cryptogrammic, adj.
1. the science or study of secret writing, especially codes and ciphers.
2. the procedures and methods of making and using codes and ciphers. —cryptographer, cryptographist, n. —cryptographic, adj.
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