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coding

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊdɪŋ
 
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Definition of coding in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The process of assigning a code to something for classification or identification: the forms are checked and returned to the census officer for coding [as modifier]: a coding system
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  • Using axial coding, we further developed the conceptual categories and compared them with each other.
  • A coding system was developed to assess the content and frequency of particular features of mother-child interactive behavior.
  • With this system of coding, confidential information had been buried in the photographs and sent out of the firm.
1.1 [count noun] A code assigned to something for classification or identifcation purposes: PAYE codings
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  • Most characters also are coded as present or absent and these codings can sometimes be misleading.
  • The 51 mentions of surprise within accounts reflect events that did not coincide with a person's preconceptions, whereas codings for skepticism often portrayed rationality.
  • Those responses given orally were coded online by the experimenter, but all responses were also recorded in digital sound files for later checking of the codings.
2 Biochemistry The process of coding genetically for an amino acid, protein, or characteristic: [as modifier]: a coding region in human DNA
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  • Experts predict that it could take the rest of the century to finalise the genetic coding that gives all human beings their distinct and individual characteristics.
  • Data partitions were set up for all coding and noncoding regions of each locus.
  • Just what choices people will make once they can control the genetic coding of their offspring is one of the most important questions of the 21st century.

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