What is code?

  • (noun): (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions.
    Synonyms: computer code
    See also — Additional definitions below

Code

A code is a rule for converting a piece of information (for example, a letter, word, phrase, or gesture) into another form or representation (one sign into another sign), not necessarily of the same type.

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X86 Calling Conventions - Callee Clean-up
... They may be, however, more space efficient, as the code needed to unwind the stack does not need to be generated for each call ... which utilize these conventions are easy to recognize in ASM code because they will unwind the stack prior to returning ... Such code looks like this ret 12 ...
Codes and Acronyms
... Acronyms and abbreviations can be considered codes, and in a sense all languages and writing systems are codes for human thought ... International Air Transport Association airport codes are three-letter codes used to designate airports and used for bag tags ... Station codes are similarly used on railways, but are usually national, so the same code can be used for different stations if they are in different ...
XPEDITER
... Xpediter for DB2 helps developers quickly ascertain how the code works and how to fix it when it doesn’t for DB2 Stored Procedures Xpediter/Code Coverage validates testing thoroughness and provides ... Xpediter/TSO offers complete control of application code execution in the batch testing environment ...
National Guard Of The United States - National Guard Active Duty Character
... Broadly, there are two titles in the United State Code (USC) under which units and troops may be activated, Title 32 (Militia Code) and Title 10 (Unifo ...
Teleprinter - Teletypesetter
... In addition to the 5-bit Baudot code and the much later seven-bit ASCII code, there was a six-bit code known as the TTS code (Teletypesetter) used by news wire services ... Through the use of "shift in" and "shift out" codes, this six-bit code could represent a full set of upper and lower case characters, digits, symbols commonly used in newspapers, and limited typesetting ...

More definitions of "code":

  • (noun): A coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy.
  • (verb): Attach a code to.
    Example: "Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later"
  • (noun): A set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones).
    Synonyms: codification

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