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encoding (plural encodings)
- (computing) The way in which symbols are mapped onto bytes, e.g. in the rendering of a particular font, or in the mapping from keyboard input into visual text.
- A conversion of plain text into a code or cypher form (for decoding by the recipient).
character encoding (computing)
- Present participle of encode.
1988 1 March 1988, “Isolation and analysis of the gene encoding peripheral myelin protein zero”, Neuron, DOI:10.1016/0896-6273(88)90211-5, page 73:
- We have isolated the gene encoding the Schwann cell glycoprotein P0, the major structural protein of the peripheral myelin sheath.