Definition of "code" []

  • A systematically arranged and comprehensive collection of laws. (noun)
  • A systematic collection of regulations and rules of procedure or conduct: a traffic code. (noun)
  • A system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages. (noun)
  • A system of symbols, letters, or words given certain arbitrary meanings, used for transmitting messages requiring secrecy or brevity. (noun)
  • A system of symbols and rules used to represent instructions to a computer; a computer program. (noun)
  • A system of letters or symbols, and rules for their association by means of which information can be represented or communicated for reasons of secrecy, brevity, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A message in code (noun)
  • A symbol used in a code (noun)
  • A conventionalized set of principles, rules, or expectations (noun)
  • A system of letters or digits used for identification or selection purposes (noun)
  • To translate, transmit, or arrange into a code (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "code" in a sentence
  • "Expertise in PHP, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX* Ability to write well-abstracted, reusable code for common UI components in PHP and Javascript* Ability to create interfaces that are fast, consistent across browsers, and demonstrate an intimate knowledge of browser quirks and best practices* Extremely detail oriented down to pixel-perfect implementation* Experience crafting efficient, optimized, and speed-minded code* 3+ years of experience building web or desktop applications* B.A./B.S. in Computer Science or a related technical fieldBonus*"
  • "I wonder if it's possible to run a code from a variable? code = msgbox, hello run, % code%"
  • "With Rails 2.1, you'll actually get the secret code in @code, even though it comes from a private method of the account object."