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code name

An internal name given to a product under development. For example, Chicago was the code name for Windows 95; Merced was the code name for Intel's Itanium chip.
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London, Nov 14 (ANI): President-elect Barack Obama has been given his secret service code name - Renegade.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) said Wednesday the carrier's group companies will use the ANA code name for flights from April, in a move expected to enhance the group's brand power in the domestic market.
JAL, the nation's largest carrier, has also decided to use the JAL code name for Japan Air System flights in a final-phase effort to complete the integration of business operations under Japan Airlines Systems.
Part 2, "Country-by-Country Directory" highlights US military and intelligence relations worldwide, breaking each country down by US command, agreements, assistance, bases and access, forces deployed, and applicable code names, Part 3, "Code Names Dictionary" is an alphabetical listing of all the names in the book.
A common, accepted means of providing a level of secrecy involves assigning code names to them.
Several cables discuss the spying activities of someone with the code name "Ales," who the NSA and FBI concluded was "probably Alger Hiss" Indeed, one of the cables talks about how their source Ales had been at the Yalta Conference and then went on briefly to Moscow--a description that, according to the authors, could only fit Hiss.