"codes" in the noun sense
1. code, codification
a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
3. code, computer code
computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
"codes" in the verb sense
attach a code to
"Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later"
2. code, encipher, cipher, cypher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code
convert ordinary language into code
"We should encode the message for security reasons"
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