Definition of encode in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈkōd/


[with object]
1Convert into a coded form.
Example sentences
  • 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 behavior).
Example sentences
  • 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.



Example sentences
  • Both fluorescent proteins are genetically encodable, their emission spectra are well separated and mRFP1 is monomeric, reducing the possibility of protein function inhibition.
  • Some structures are encodable in one model but not encodable in others.


Pronunciation: /inˈkōdər/
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.


Pronunciation: /inˈkōdmənt/
Example sentences
  • The former received the ULTRA intelligence - transmitted from the British Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park by the one-time pad method of encodement or later by the Typex machine - and the latter deciphered and disseminated it.

Words that rhyme with encode

abode, bestrode, bode, code, commode, corrode, download, erode, explode, forebode, goad, implode, load, lode, middle-of-the-road, mode, node, ode, offload, outrode, road, rode, sarod, Spode, strode, toad, upload, woad

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Syllabification: en·code

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