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encode

verb uk   /ɪnˈkəʊd/ us    /-ˈkoʊd/
[T often passive] to change something into a system for sending messages secretly, or to represent complicated information in a simple or short way: Many satellite broadcasts are encoded so that they can only be received by people who have paid to see them. Some music CDs are encoded with information about the performers and their music.Codes and decodingSigns, signals and symbols [I or T] specialized language to use a word or phrase in a foreign language in the correct way: Grammatical information helps learners to encode sentences.
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