meaning of code

1. A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.
Any system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; as, the medical code, a system of rules for the regulation of the professional conduct of physicians; the naval code, a system of rules for making communications at sea means of signals.
code Instructions for a computer in some programming language, often machine language. The word "code" is often used to distinguish instructions from data e. g. "The code is marked read-only" whereas "software" is used in contrast with "hardware" and may consist of more than just code.

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