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English definition of “code”

code

noun (RULES)    /kəʊd/ US  /koʊd/
C1 [C] a set of rules that are accepted as general principles, or a set of written rules that say how people in a particular organization or country should behave: Clinics will be subject to a new code of conduct and stronger controls by local authorities.Rules and laws [C] a set of principles that are accepted and used by society or a particular group of people: a moral code a code of behaviour/ethicsMorality and rules of behaviour
(Definition of code noun (RULES) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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