1. <software> Instructions for a computer in some programming language, often machine language (machine code).

The word "code" is often used to distinguish instructions from data (e.g. "The code is marked 'read-only'") whereas the word "software" is used in contrast with "hardware" and may consist of more than just code.

2. <cryptography> Some method of encryption or the resulting encrypted message.

(01 Nov 2006)

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The genetic code is the correspondence between the triplet of bases in DNA with the amino acids. The discovery of the genetic code clearly ranks as one of the premiere events of what has been called the Golden Age of Biology (and Medicine).

(12 Dec 1998)

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