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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Code  \Code\  (k[=o]d),  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  codex,  caudex,  the  stock  or 
  stem  of  a  tree,  a  board  or  tablet  of  wood  smeared  over  with 
  wax,  on  which  the  ancients  originally  wrote;  hence  a  book,  a 
  writing.] 
  1.  A  body  of  law,  sanctioned  by  legislation,  in  which  the 
  rules  of  law  to  be  specifically  applied  by  the  courts  are 
  set  forth  in  systematic  form  a  compilation  of  laws  by 
  public  authority;  a  digest. 
 
  Note:  The  collection  of  laws  made  by  the  order  of  Justinian 
  is  sometimes  called  by  way  of  eminence.  ``The  Code'' 
  --Wharton. 
 
  2.  Any  system  of  rules  or  regulations  relating  to  one 
  subject;  as  the  medical  code,  a  system  of  rules  for  the 
  regulation  of  the  professional  conduct  of  physicians;  the 
  naval  code,  a  system  of  rules  for  making  communications  at 
  sea  means  of  signals. 
 
  {Code  civil}  or  {Code  Napoleon},  a  code  enacted  in  France  in 
  1803  and  1804,  embodying  the  law  of  rights  of  persons  and 
  of  property  generally.  --Abbot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  code 
  n  1:  a  set  of  rules  or  principles  or  laws  especially  written  ones 
  [syn:  {codification}] 
  2:  a  coding  system  used  for  transmitting  messages  requiring 
  brevity  or  secrecy 
  3:  (computer  science)  the  symbolic  arrangement  of  data  or 
  instructions  in  a  computer  program  or  the  set  of  such 
  instructions  [syn:  {computer  code}] 
  v  1:  attach  a  code  to  "Code  the  pieces  with  numbers  so  that  you 
  can  identify  them  later" 
  2:  convert  ordinary  language  into  code;  "We  should  encode  the 
  message  for  security  reasons"  [syn:  {encode},  {encipher}, 
  {cipher},  {cypher},  {encrypt},  {inscribe},  {write  in  code}] 
  [ant:  {decode}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  code  n.  The  stuff  that  software  writers  write,  either  in 
  source  form  or  after  translation  by  a  compiler  or  assembler.  Often  used 
  in  opposition  to  "data",  which  is  the  stuff  that  code  operates  on 
  This  is  a  mass  noun  as  in  "How  much  code  does  it  take  to  do  a  {bubble 
  sort}?",  or  "The  code  is  loaded  at  the  high  end  of  RAM."  Anyone  referring 
  to  software  as  "the  software  codes"  is  probably  a  {newbie}  or  a  {suit}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  code 
 
    Instructions  for  a  computer  in  some  programming 
  language,  often  {machine  language}.  The  word  code"  is  often 
  used  to  distinguish  instructions  from  {data}  (e.g.  "The  code 
  is  marked  'read-only'")  whereas  "{software}"  is  used  in 
  contrast  with  "{hardware}"  and  may  consist  of  more  than  just 
  code. 
 
  (2000-04-08) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CODE 
  Client/server  Open  Development  Environment  Powersoft 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CODE 
  COlor  Depth  Enhancement  (ATI) 
 
 




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