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CODIFICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does codification mean? 

CODIFICATION (noun)
  The noun CODIFICATION has 2 senses:

1. the act of codifying; arranging is a systematic order
2. a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)

  Familiarity information: CODIFICATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CODIFICATION (noun)


Sense 1codification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of codifying; arranging is a systematic order

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("codification" is a kind of...):

rationalisation; rationalization; systematisation; systematization (systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale)


Sense 2codification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

code; codification

Hypernyms ("codification" is a kind of...):

written communication; written language (communication by means of written symbols)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "codification"):

Bushido (traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living)

legal code (a code of laws adopted by a state or nation)

building code (set of standards established and enforced by local government for the structural safety of buildings)

dress code (a set of rules specifying the correct manner of dress while on the premises of the institution (or specifying what manner of dress is prohibited))

fire code (set of standards established and enforced by government for fire prevention and safety in case of fire as in fire escapes etc)

omerta (a code of silence practiced by the Mafia; a refusal to give evidence to the police about criminal activities)

health code; sanitary code (set of standards established and enforced by government for health requirements as in plumbing etc)

Highway Code (the code of rules governing the use of public roads)


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