Definition of encode in English:

encode

Line breaks: en¦code
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkəʊd
 
, ɛn-/

verb

[with object]
  • 1Convert into a coded form: using this technique makes it possible to encode and transmit recorded video information
    More 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
    More example sentences
    • 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
    More 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.

Derivatives

encoder

noun
More 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.

More definitions of encode

Definition of encode in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw