Code-name meaning

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A name assigned to conceal the identity or existence of something or someone.
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To assign a code name to.
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A name applied to a person, project, etc. that is being kept secret or that is otherwise unidentified.

“Manhattan Project” was the code name for the secret project to develop the atomic bomb.

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An internal name given to a product under development. For example, Chicago was the code name for Windows 95; Merced was the code name for Intel's Itanium chip.
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(business, espionage, military) A name used to clandestinely identify somebody or something, either for military or espionage purposes, or for commercial confidentiality.
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