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Encode vs. Codify

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Encodeverb

(transitive) To convert (plain text) into code.

Codifyverb

To reduce to a code, to arrange into a code.

‘The company president codified the goal as a one-line mission statement.’;

Encodeverb

To convert source information into another form.

Codifyverb

To collect and arrange in a systematic form.

Encodeverb

(biology) To constitute the code necessary for the biosynthesis of a protein by means of a matrix so as to transcribe DNA material.

Codifyverb

To reduce to a code, as laws.

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Encodeverb

convert ordinary language into code;

‘We should encode the message for security reasons’;

Codifyverb

organize into a code or system, such as a body of law;

‘Hamurabi codified the laws’;

Encodeverb

convert into a coded form

‘using this technique makes it possible to encode and transmit recorded video information’;

Encodeverb

convert (information or an instruction) into a particular form

‘the amount of time required to encode a wav file to mp3 format’;

Encodeverb

(of a gene) be responsible for producing (a substance or behaviour)

‘this is the gene that encodes the yeast mating type protein’; ‘such distortions can damage the genes encoding for the proteins that suppress tumor growth’;

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