AskDefine | Define encode

Dictionary Definition

encode v : convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons" [syn: code, encipher, cipher, cypher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code] [ant: decode]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To convert plain text into code.
  2. To convert source information into another form.


To convert plain text into code
To convert source information into another form

Derived terms

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  1. Form of First-person singular present subjunctive, encoder
  2. Form of Third-person singular present subjunctive, encoder
  3. Form of Second-person singular imperative, encoder

Extensive Definition

Encode may refer to:
  • Can be related to "Code"
  • Encode ApS, a Danish software company
  • ENCODE, the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements

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