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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Code
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  1. A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.
  2. Any system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; as, the medical code, a system of rules for the regulation of the professional conduct of physicians; the naval code, a system of rules for making communications at sea means of signals.

Note: ☞ The collection of laws made by the order of Justinian is sometimes called, by way of eminence. “ The CodeWharton.

Etymology: F., fr. L. codex caudex, the stock or stem of a tree, a board or tablet of wood smeared over with wax, on which the ancients originally wrote; hence, a book, a writing

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
  2. (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
  3. A set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
  4. Convert ordinary language into code ("We should encode the message for security reasons")
  5. Attach a code to ("Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later")
Wiktionary

From Old French code (“system of law”), from Latin codex, later form of caudex (“the stock or stem of a tree, a board or tablet of wood smeared over with wax, on which the ancients originally wrote; hence, a book, a writing.”).

  1. A short symbol, often with little relation to the item it represents.
    This flavour of soup has been assigned the WRT-9.
  2. A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.
  3. Any system of principles, rules or regulations relating to one subject.
    The medical is a system of rules for the regulation of the professional conduct of physicians.
    The naval is a system of rules for making communications at sea by means of signals.
  4. A set of rules for converting information into another form or representation.
    1. By synecdoche: a codeword, code point, an encoded representation of a character, symbol, or other entity.
      The ASCII of "A" is 65.
  5. A message represented by rules intended to conceal its meaning.
  6. (cryptography) A cryptographic system using a codebook that converts words or phrases into codewords.
  7. (programming, uncountable) Instructions for a computer, written in a programming language; the input of a translator, an interpreter or a browser, namely: source code, machine code, bytecode.
    Object-oriented C++ is easier to understand for a human than C .
    I wrote some to reformat text documents.
    This HTML may be placed on your web page.
  8. (linguistics) A particular lect or language variety.

From code blue, a medical emergency

    code was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, Friulian, Italian, Old French, and Tarantino

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Code

    Keith Code is a motorcycle racer, instructor, writer, and motorcycle sport.

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    Lorraine was born in 1937. Lorraine is also known as 1937.

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    Alan was born in 1951.

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    Merl was born on September 8th, 1948 in Seneca, South Carolina.

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    David was born on April 6th, 1957.

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    Tommy was born on April 13th, 1873 in California. Tommy is also known as Code and Thomas K.. He died on January 28th, 1956.

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    Popularity of Code as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Code U.S.
      White 60.11% 64.26%
      African American 31.83% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.32% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.92% 16.26%

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    People with the last name Code are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Code

    • How Popular is the name Code? As a last name Code was the 31,587th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Code first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Code is Thursday, September 23rd, 1880.
    • How unique is the name Code? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Code. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Code: Your name in reverse order is Edoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eodc. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Code? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 732 people with the last name Code.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Code? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Code as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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