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A system of words, letters, figures, or symbols used to represent others, especially for the purposes of secrecy
“Cryptography is the enciphering and deciphering of messages in secret code or cipher.”
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A systematic collection of laws or statutes
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“It would be perfectly possible for a criminal code to provide separate crimes of negligence, with lower maximum sentences, at appropriate points in the hierarchy of offences.”
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A set of conventions or moral principles governing behaviour in a particular sphere
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“I was one of two writers invited by the commission on culture and sport to help an ad hoc committee put into words a new code of practice.”
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A set of rules for converting information into another form or representation
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(usually used in plural form "essentials") A fundamental element or characteristic
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Rules used to determine one's choices
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A course or principle of action adopted or proposed by an organization or individual
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A sequence of numbers or letters, typically used to open a lock
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A symbol or word used to represent an operation, instruction, concept, or object
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The character or fundamental values of a person, people, culture, or movement
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A specific form of a language or language cluster: a language or a dialect
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Human-readable instructions in a programming language, to be transformed into machine instructions by a compiler, assembler or other translator, or to be carried out directly by an interpreter
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A series or system of written symbols used to represent numbers, amounts, or elements in something such as music or mathematics
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A set form of words, especially one used in particular contexts or as a conventional usage
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A (usually technical) description of an event or system that is considered to be accurate
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Something that provides a means of understanding or achieving something
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The wording on a map or diagram explaining the symbols used
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Writing consisting of hieroglyphs
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The way in which one conducts themselves relative to social norms
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(computing) An executable task or program
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To develop software by writing code
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To convert (plain text) into code
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To enter data
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To arrange or assign according to type
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