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(n) (1) A set of symbols for representing something. For example, most computers use ASCII codes to represent characters.

(2) Written computer instructions. The term code is somewhat colloquial. For example, a programmer might say: "I wrote a lot of code this morning" or "There's one piece of code that doesn't work."

Code can appear in a variety of forms. The code that a programmer writes is called source code. After it has been compiled, it is called object code. Code that is ready to run is called executable code or machine code.

(v) Colloquial for to program (that is, to write source code).



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  Cryptography beginner's page
This cryptography page is a source of information for the beginner. There are links to books, resources, and software. This site also offers many historical code making techniques. Updated on Dec 31, 1996

  Cryptology lessons and resource
This site includes part of a spiral curriculum designed to introduce students to computer operation, terminology, ASCII and binary numbering system, history of computers, desktop publishing, computer programming, telecommunications, and how the computer is an outstanding tool for mathematical calculations and enhanced communication. Updated on Apr 27, 1997

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