Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To convert (a message or other information) into code.
  • intransitive verb To format (electronic data) according to a standard format.
  • intransitive verb Genetics To specify the genetic code for (a protein, for example).
  • intransitive verb To convert information into code.
  • intransitive verb To format electronic data according to a standard format.
  • intransitive verb Genetics To specify the genetic code for a protein.

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  • verb To convert plain text into code.
  • verb communication To convert source information into another form.

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  • verb convert information into code

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Examples

  • You have that part where DNA is "decoded" (transcription-translation) into RNA and protein, but you missed that part where RNA and protein "encode" DNA (reverse transcription-translation).

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  • You have that part where DNA is "decoded" (transcription-translation) into RNA and protein, but you missed that part where RNA and protein "encode" DNA (reverse transcription-translation).

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  • The idea that some terms encode a male worldview is initially a puzzling one.

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  • It’s not about HD. 480 lines and a decent encode is enough.

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  • The encode is a little spotty at times, with minor compression elements, but on the whole, this is a stellar standard definition presentation.

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  • "Prairie dog alarm calls encode labels about predator colors."

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  • I'd love to simply download legal non-RIAA music, but too many artist and labels encode at low bitrates.

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  • Probably a naming accident during the rushed implementation that JavaScript originally was, the escape () and unescape () functions are probably better called encode () and decode ().

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  • * 2 clicks - 'load file' and 'encode' - ipod compatible defaults.

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  • An arguable point, depending on what one means by "encode".

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