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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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2) The derivative element of the encodement is the enantiomorph of the facsimile element.
3) The elements of an encodement are arranged so that the edges of the facsimile element which are nearer to the observer are close to the axis of symmetry of the encodement.
The method of encodement described in the discussion of the results of Expt 1 concerns solely the orientation of the plane.
For the stimuli in the fronto-parallel plane both manners of encodement ('bd' and 'db') yield clearly related scores.
The three experiments reported derive their impetus from studies of shape-discrimination learning and are particularly concerned with the mechanism involved in encodement of spatial orientation of random and unfamiliar shapes of lamellae.
lamella 'b' set at 30[degrees] and lamella 'b' set at 150[degrees]) are distinguished by the manner in which the two elements of the postulated encodement are arranged with respect to their axis of symmetry.