code

noun
1 system of letters, etc. for secret information
ADJECTIVE
secret
Morse
VERB + CODE
break, crack, decipher

The code was difficult to crack.

use, write in
invent, make up
CODE + NOUN
name, phrase, word
breaker
PREPOSITION
in code

All the messages were in code.

2 numbers/letters for identifying sth
ADJECTIVE
area (esp. AmE), dialling (BrE)

What's the area code for Boston?

post (usually postcode) (BrE), postal (BrE), zip (AmE)
bar, charge (BrE)
security
three-letter, four-digit, etc.
DNA, genetic
error (= on a computer)
VERB + CODE
generate
CODE + NOUN
number
generator
3 computer language
ADJECTIVE
binary (= a system of computer programming instructions), executable, HTML, source
malicious
VERB + CODE
execute
write
modify, rewrite
4 set of rules for behaving
ADJECTIVE
strict
unwritten

There is an unwritten code that says ‘Do not date your best friend's ex’.

ethical, moral, professional
civil, criminal, disciplinary, penal, tax

planned changes in the US tax code

Highway

the Highway Code (= the official rules for users of public roads in Britain)

dress
VERB + CODE
have
adopt, draw up, establish, formulate, lay down (esp. BrE)

The company has drawn up a new disciplinary code.

enforce
revise, simplify
comply with, follow
break, infringe (esp. BrE), violate

The principal said I had violated the school's dress code.

PHRASES
a code of behaviour/behavior, a code of conduct
a code of ethics
a code of honour/honor
a code of practice

The profession has a strict code of practice.


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