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n. 1 (context computing English) The way in which symbols are mapped onto bytes, e.g. in the rendering of a particular font, or in the mapping from keyboard input into visual text. 2 A conversion of plain text into a code or cypher form (for decoding by the recipient). vb. (present participle of encode English)


n. the activity of converting from plain text into code [syn: encryption]

Encoding (semiotics)

Encoding, in semiotics, is the process of creating a message for transmission by an addresser to an addressee. The complementary processinterpreting a message received from an addresseris called decoding.

Encoding (memory)

Memory has the ability to encode, store and recall information. Memories give an organism the capability to learn and adapt from previous experiences as well as build relationships. Encoding allows the perceived item of use or interest to be converted into a construct that can be stored within the brain and recalled later from short-term or long-term memory. Working memory stores information for immediate use or manipulation which is aided through hooking onto previously archived items already present in the long-term memory of an individual.

Usage examples of "encoding".

Devised by the German diplomatic service during the 1920s, the OTP is a simple encoding method consisting of a random key used only once.

Susan had taughtDavid a lot about code-breaking, and to keep him on his toes, shehad taken to encoding all of her messages to him with some simpleencryption scheme.

And using this infinitely flexible method of encoding, messages of hundreds of billions of characters could be encoded in short spaces of the DNA molecule.

Ben Yulin the hypnotic injector system found in the Chang encoding below the fingernails.

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The word, in the end, is the only system of encoding thoughts--the only medium--that is not fungible, that refuses to dissolve in the devouring torrent of electronic media (the richer tourists at Disney World wear t-shirts printed with the names of famous designers, because designs themselves can be bootlegged easily and with impunity.

But with spin states encoding ten-to-the-twentieth qbits, I can afford to have massively redundant brainpower.

He had been so much taken up with encoding that he had not looked at a tenth part of his botany specimens nor even at all his birds and their parasites with anything like really close attention, and the thought of them brought him out of his cot at first light with that almost trembling or rather bubbling excitement he had known from very early days - his first sight of St Dabeoc's heath when he was seven, of a dell filled with Gold of Pleasure the next year, and of the Pyrenean desman (that rare ill-natured cousin to the shrew) only a few weeks after that!

You ought to have experts in bifurcation theory, in optimal control theory, in signal encoding and error correction, in catastrophe theory.

Unlocking the bottom drawer of his desk, Arnie got out the little battery-powered encoding dictation machine and set it up for use.

Aluminum jaws close on it, copper teeth feel for the magnetic encodings, electronic tongue tastes the life of Citizen Blank.

Kieran had attached to the cable a small clip-on collar that would pick up the external magnetic fields generated by incoming and outgoing signals and transmit encodings of them to the Juggernaut via one of the devices that Chas and his crew had buried outside—it hadn't been by accident that they had picked the area between the two camps to sort their equipment.

Yet they were languages of human beings like ourselves, with common biological instincts and encodings, and distant from us in time by only a few hundreds to a few thousands of years.