Metacode


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Metacode

(1) See metadata.

(2) A page description language used in early high-speed Xerox printers. Used for both text and graphics, Metacode can address all dots on the page. In contrast, Line Condition Data Stream (LCDS) is a Xerox text-only format, and Dynamic Job Descriptor Entry (DJDE) commands are text-based commands that can be included in LCDS and Metacode.
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Rotman develops Peirce's picture into a triad, speculating how, in mathematical activity, there are actually three cognitive entities at work: there is a Person who functions under the auspices of a Metacode; there is a Subject who functions under the auspices of a formal Code; and there is an Agent who functions under a Virtual Code ("Thinking" 22-23; Ad Infinitum 7-10).
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