encode - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleencoding
past tenseencoded
past participleencoded
  1. 1
    to put secret information into code (=a system of words, numbers, or symbols that hides its real meaning)
  2. 2
    linguistics to express what you want to say in a language. To decode words in a language is to understand them when you see or hear them.
  3. 3
    computing to change information or instructions into a form that a computer can use