encode

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See also: ENCODE and encodé

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en- +‎ code

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encode (third-person singular simple present encodes, present participle encoding, simple past and past participle encoded)

  1. (transitive) To convert (plain text) into code.
    encode a secret message to be sent
  2. (transitive, communication) To convert source information into another form.
    • 2012, Ben Masters, Noughties:
      The blotchy black mark she impresses on my hand will still be there tomorrow morning, a confused barcode, unsure of what exactly it encodes.
  3. (biology) To constitute the code necessary for the biosynthesis of a protein by means of a matrix so as to transcribe DNA material.
    • Berg, Jeremy M.; Tymoczko, John; Stryer, Lubert (2002), “RNA Synthesis and Splicing”, in Biochemistry[1], Fifth eidtion edition, W H Freeman and Company, →ISBN, retrieved 5 December 2009: “The ability of one gene to encode more than one distinct mRNA and, hence, more than one protein may play a key role in expanding the repertoire of our genomes.”

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Noun[edit]

encode (plural encodes)

  1. An encoding operation.
    • 2017, Tom Wolsky, From iMovie to Final Cut Pro X: Making the Creative Leap (page 378)
      When each encode is finished a notification will appear on your screen to let you know it's completed []

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encode

  1. inflection of encoder:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative