- n. 代码，密码；编码；法典
- vt. 编码；制成法典
- vi. 指定遗传密码
- n. (Code)人名；(英、法、西)科德
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- code:  ‘System of secret communication signs’ is a relatively recent semantic development of the word code, which emerged in the early 19th century. It derived from an earlier sense ‘system of laws’, which was based on a specific application to various sets of statutes introduced by the Roman emperors. The word itself came from Old French code, a descendant of Latin cōdex, whose meaning ‘set of statutes, book of laws’ derived from a broader sense ‘book’.
This in turn came from an earlier ‘piece of wood coated with wax for writing on’, which was based ultimately on ‘tree trunk’, the word’s original meaning. Codex itself was borrowed into English in the 16th century. Its Latin diminutive form, cōdicillus, produced English codicil .
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- code (n.)
- c. 1300, "systematic compilation of laws," from Old French code "system of laws, law-book" (13c.), from Latin codex, earlier caudex "book, book of laws," literally "tree trunk," hence, book made up of wooden tablets covered with wax for writing. Meaning "cipher" (the sense in secret code) is from 1808.
- code (v.)
- 1815, from code (n.). Specifically in the computer sense from 1947. Related: Coded; coding.
- 1. "Tired and emotional" is a code word for being drunk.
- 2. I think nationalism is just a code word for racism.
- 3. The newspaper breached the code of conduct on privacy.
- 4. All members of the association adhere to a strict code of practice.
- 5. One of their informers was working under the code name Czerny.
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