1 adj Coded messages have words or symbols which represent other words, so that the message is secret unless you know the system behind the code.
usu ADJ n
In a coded telephone warning, Scotland Yard were told four bombs had been planted in the area.
2 adj If someone is using coded language, they are expressing their opinion in an indirect way, usually because that opinion is likely to offend people.
usu ADJ n
It's widely assumed that his lyrics were coded references to homosexuality.
3 adj Coded electronic signals use a binary system of digits which can be decoded by an appropriate machine. (TECHNICAL) ADJ n The coded signal is received by satellite dish aerials.
in AM, use color-coded
Things that are colour-coded use colours to represent different features or functions. adj
The contents are emptied into color-coded buckets.
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