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code British & World English

A system of words, letters, figures, or symbols used to represent others, especially for the purposes of secrecy

code English Thesaurus

a message in code

p-code British & World English

Another term for pseudocode.

QR code British & World English

A machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares, typically used for storing URLs or other information for reading by the camera on a smartphone

area code British & World English

Another term for dialling code.

code name British & World English

A word used for secrecy or convenience instead of the usual name

code word British & World English

A word used for secrecy or convenience instead of the usual name for something

Gray code British & World English

A numerical code used in computing in which consecutive integers are represented by binary numbers differing in only one digit

hard-code British & World English

Fix (data or parameters) in a program in such a way that they cannot be altered without modifying the program

tax code British & World English

A code number representing the tax-free part of an employee’s income, assigned by tax authorities for use by employers in calculating the tax to be deducted under the PAYE system

time code British & World English

A coded signal on videotape or film giving information about such things as frame number, time of recording, or exposure

zip code British & World English

A postal code consisting of five or nine digits

binary code British & World English

A coding system using the binary digits 0 and 1 to represent a letter, digit, or other character in a computer or other electronic device

code monkey British & World English

A computer programmer, especially an inexperienced or unskillful one

colour code British & World English

A system of marking things with different colours as a means of identification

dress code British & World English

A set of rules, usually written and posted, specifying the required manner of dress at a school, office, club, restaurant, etc.

object code British & World English

Code produced by a compiler or assembler

postal code British & World English

Another term for postcode.

source code British & World English

A text listing of commands to be compiled or assembled into an executable computer program

Morse code New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

system of light or sound signals

code-sharing British & World English

Agreement between two or more airlines to list certain flights in a reservation system under each other’s names

dialling code British & World English

A sequence of numbers dialled to connect a telephone to an exchange in another area or country

genetic code British & World English

The means by which DNA and RNA molecules carry genetic information in living cells

Highway Code British & World English

(In the UK) the official set of rules and guidance for road users

machine code British & World English

A computer programming language consisting of binary or hexadecimal instructions which a computer can respond to directly

routing code British & World English

Any of various numbers used to direct data, documents, or merchandise, including

triplet code British & World English

The standard version of the genetic code, in which a sequence of three nucleotides on a DNA or RNA molecule codes for a specific amino acid in protein synthesis

character code British & World English

The binary code used to represent a letter or number

code-switching British & World English

The practice of alternating between two or more languages or varieties of language in conversation

condition code British & World English

A group of bits indicating the condition of something inside a computer, often used to decide which instructions the computer will subsequently execute

operation code British & World English

The part of a machine code instruction that defines the operation to be performed

code for in code British & World English

Be the genetic code for (an amino acid or protein)

pulse code modulation British & World English

A pulse modulation technique in which the amplitude of an analogue signal is converted to a binary value represented as a series of pulses

Uniform Commercial Code British & World English

The body of laws governing commercial transactions in the US

Universal Product Code British & World English

More formal term for barcode.

bring something up to code British & World English

Renovate or update an old building in line with the latest building regulations

conduct British & World English

The manner in which a person behaves, especially in a particular place or situation

barcode British & World English

A machine-readable code in the form of numbers and a pattern of parallel lines of varying widths, printed on a commodity and used especially for stock control


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