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code

  

      n  
1    a system of letters or symbols, and rules for their association by means of which information can be represented or communicated for reasons of secrecy, brevity, etc.  
binary code, Morse code         See also       genetic code  
2    a message in code  
3    a symbol used in a code  
4    a conventionalized set of principles, rules, or expectations  
a code of behaviour     
5    a system of letters or digits used for identification or selection purposes  
      vb   tr  
6    to translate, transmit, or arrange into a code  
     (C14: from French, from Latin codex book, codex)  


area code  
      n   a number prefixed to an individual telephone number: used in making long-distance calls  
bar code  
      n     (Commerce)   a machine-readable arrangement of numbers and parallel lines of different widths printed on a package, which can be electronically scanned at a checkout to register the price of the goods and to activate computer stock-checking and reordering  
binary code  
      n     (Computing)   the representation of each one of a set of numbers, letters, etc., as a unique sequence of bits, as in ASCII  
character code  
      n     (Computing)   a machine-readable code that identifies a specified character or a set of such codes  
City Code  
      n   (in Britain) short for City Code on Takeovers and Mergers: a code laid down in 1968 (later modified) to control takeover bids and mergers  
Clarendon Code  
      n     (English history)   four acts passed by the Cavalier Parliament between 1661 and 1665 to deal with the religious problems of the Restoration  
     (C17: named after Edward Hyde, first Earl of Clarendon, who was not, however, a supporter of the code)  
Code Napoléon     (French)  
      n   the civil code of France, promulgated between 1804 and 1810, comprising the main body of French civil law,   (English name)    Napoleonic Code  
colour code  
      n   a system of easily distinguishable colours, as for the identification of electrical wires or resistors  
condition code register  
      n     (Computing)   a hardware register used for storing the current values of the condition codes  
country code  
      n   a code of good practice recommended to those who use the countryside for recreational purposes  
dialling code  
      n   a sequence of numbers which are dialled for connection with another exchange before an individual subscriber's telephone number is dialled  
dress code  
      n   a set of rules or guidelines regarding the manner of dress acceptable in an office, restaurant, etc.  
DX code  
      n     (Photog)   a code on a film cassette that automatically adjusts the film-speed setting on a suitably equipped camera to the correct ISO rating  
     (C20: from d(aylight) (e)x(posure))  
genetic code  
      n     (Biochem)   the order in which the nitrogenous bases of DNA are arranged in the molecule, which determines the type and amount of protein synthesized in the cell. The four bases are arranged in groups of three in a specific order, each group acting as a unit (codon), which specifies a particular amino acid  
   See also       messenger RNA       transfer RNA  
Gray code  
      n   a modification of a number system, esp. a binary code, in which any adjacent pair of numbers, in counting order, differ in their digits at one position only, the absolute difference being the value 1  
     (named after Frank Gray, 20th-century American physicist)  
Green Cross Code  
      n   (in Britain) a code for children giving rules for road safety: first issued in 1971  
Highway Code  
      n   (in Britain) a booklet compiled by the Department of Transport for the guidance of users of public roads  
international Morse code  
      n      the full name for       Morse code  
Justinian Code  
      n   a compilation of Roman imperial law made by order of Justinian I, forming part of the Corpus Juris Civilis  
machine code   , language  
      n   instructions for the processing of data in a binary, octal, or hexadecimal code that can be understood and executed by a computer  
Morse code  
      n   a telegraph code formerly used internationally for transmitting messages; it was superseded by satellite technology in 1999 Letters, numbers, etc., are represented by groups of shorter dots and longer dashes, or by groups of the corresponding sounds, dits and dahs, the groups being separated by spaces,   (Also called)    international Morse code  
     (C19: named after Samuel Morse)  
Napoleonic Code  
      n      the English name for the       Code Napoléon  
national code  
      n      another term for       Australian Rules  
penal code  
      n   the codified body of the laws in any legal system that relate to crime and its punishment  
pulse code modulation  
      n     (Electronics)   a form of pulse modulation in which the information is carried by coded groups of pulses,   (Abbrev.)    pcm  
STD code  
      n     (Brit)   a code of four or more digits, other than those comprising a subscriber's local telephone number, that determines the routing of a call  
     (C20: s(ubscriber) t(runk) d(ialling))  
time code  
      n   (on video or audio tape) a separate track on which time references are continually recorded in digital form as an aid to editing  
zip code  
      n      the U.S. equivalent of       postcode  
     (C20: from z(one) i(mprovement) p(lan))  
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adj.
refers to a product or service whose design, blueprint or code is free to use and modify
Examples of open source projects: Linux, Mozzila Firefox (softwares); DIY open drones (drone design), arduino (electronics)

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