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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.”
A systematic collection of laws or statutes
“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.”
A set of conventions or moral principles governing behaviour in a particular sphere
“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.”
A set of rules for converting information into another form or representation
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