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COMPUTER CODE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does computer code mean? 

COMPUTER CODE (noun)
  The noun COMPUTER CODE has 1 sense:

1. (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions

  Familiarity information: COMPUTER CODE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPUTER CODE (noun)


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Meaning:

(computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

computer code; code

Hypernyms ("computer code" is a kind of...):

coding system (a system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

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

address; computer address ((computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored)

computer software; package; software; software package; software program; software system ((computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory)

operation code; order code (the portion of a set of operation descriptions that specifies the operation to be performed; the set of operations in a computer)

object code (the machine-language output of a compiler that is ready for execution on a particular computer)

machine code; machine language (a set of instructions coded so that the computer can use it directly without further translation)

firmware; microcode ((computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory)

ECC; error correction code ((telecommunication) a coding system that incorporates extra parity bits in order to detect errors)

binary code (code using a string of 8 binary digits to represent characters)

American Standard Code for Information Interchange; ASCII ((computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers)

command; instruction; program line; statement ((computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program)


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