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encode

[en′kōd]
(communications)
To express given information by means of a code.
(computer science)
To prepare a routine in machine language for a specific computer.

encode

(algorithm, hardware)
To convert data or some physical quantity into a given format. E.g. uuencode.

See also encoder.

encode

(cryptography)
To encrypt, to perform encryption.

encode

(1) To assign a code to represent data, such as a parts code. Contrast with decode. See encoding system.

(2) To convert from one format or signal to another. See codec and D/A converter.

(3) The term is sometimes erroneously used for "encrypt." However, encoded data are not secretly scrambled and can be decoded easily. See cryptography.
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Following the model established by the Human Genome Project, NHGRI is calling for the data generated by the ENCODE project to be stored in databases and made freely available to the scientific community.
The findings may give researchers a better sense of how to encode and decode information transmitted via quantum particles and especially how to use as little energy as possible to convey information or even store it in a computer memory.
CPG companies need the capability to encode, print and verify RFID and bar code labels at high speeds, and the SLPA8000r answers this call by encoding, printing and applying tags in excess of 100 cases per minute.