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encodeverb

uk   /ɪnˈkəʊd/  us   /-ˈkoʊd/
[T often passive] to ​change something into a ​system for ​sendingmessagessecretly, or to ​representcomplicatedinformation in a ​simple or ​short way: Many ​satellitebroadcasts 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 ​theirmusic. [I or T] specialized language to use a word or phrase in a ​foreignlanguage in the ​correct way: Grammatical ​informationhelpslearners to encode ​sentences.
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(Definition of encode from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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encodeverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈkəʊd/  us   /-ˈkoʊd/
IT to put ​information into a ​form in which it can be ​stored, and which can only be read using ​specialtechnology or ​knowledge: HTML is the ​programminglanguage used to encode ​documents to that they can be ​displayed on any ​computer which has ​access the Web. Each ​box of ​medicine has a ​label encoded with a ​unique ID ​numberlinked to a ​database.
encoding
noun [U]
Let's ​review the encoding and decoding of this ​information.
(Definition of encode from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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