Definition of encode in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkəʊd/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈkəʊd/


[with object]
1Convert into a coded form: using this technique makes it possible to encode and transmit recorded video information
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  • Private banks also open accounts under code names and will, when asked, refer to clients by code names or encode account transactions.
  • Did Leonardo Da Vinci encode this secret in his paintings?
  • The information was so militarily sensitive that the weather reports were encoded before being transmitted.
1.1 Computing Convert (information or an instruction) into a particular form: the amount of time required to encode a wav file to mp3 format
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  • The keyboard encoder takes that information, encodes it in a digital form the main computer can understand, and passes it to the computer via the keyboard port.
  • The output, together with the card's pin code, was sent to him electronically via steganography - a technology for encoding information into pictures.
  • Holography not only maps the intensities of the light, as do normal diffraction patterns, it also encodes information about the phases of the light that is otherwise intrinsically lost.
1.2 Biochemistry (Of a gene) be responsible for producing (a substance or behaviour): this is the gene that encodes the yeast mating type protein [no object]: such distortions can damage the genes encoding for the proteins that suppress tumor growth
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  • Each pathway contains its own enzymes encoded by different genes.
  • PSK precursor proteins are encoded by small gene families.
  • Proteins encoded by sperm genes in both males and hermaphrodites evolve more rapidly than most other types of genes.



Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkəʊdə/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈkəʊdə/
Example sentences
  • Some encoders are free while others are shareware or pay-ware.
  • He said it was a ‘simple system with a simple lens’ which uses an optical encoder so that no information in images is lost.
  • Each cell has an encoder and receiver to transmit, receive and respond to messages.

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