1. Noun.  A very short abbreviation, often with little correlation to the item it represents.
  2. Noun.  A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.
  3. Noun.  Any system of principles, rules or regulations relating to one subject; as, the medical code, a system of rules for the regulation of the professional conduct of physicians; the naval code, a system of rules for making communications at sea means of signals.
  4. Noun.  A set of rules for converting information into another form or representation.
  5. Noun.  (cryptography) A cryptographic system using a codebook that converts words or phrases into codewords.
  6. Noun.  (programming, uncountable) A programming language (or other computer language), a program, a routine written in it, or, more generally, the input of a translator, an interpretator or a browser, namely: source code, machine code, bytecode.
  7. Noun.  (uncountable) A computer program, or more generally, any defined computing process.
  8. Verb.  (computing) To write software programs.
  9. Verb.  To categorise by assigning identifiers from a schedule, for example CPT coding for medical insurance purposes.
  10. Verb.  (cryptography) To encode.
  11. Verb.  (medicine) Of a patient, to suffer a sudden medical emergency such as cardiac arrest.
  12. Verb.  (genetics, intransitive) To encode a protein.

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