Definition of encode verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    encode

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkəʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkoʊd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they encode
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkəʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkoʊd//
     
    he / she / it encodes
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkəʊdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkoʊdz//
     
    past simple encoded
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkəʊdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkoʊdɪd//
     
    past participle encoded
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkəʊdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkoʊdɪd//
     
    -ing form encoding
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkəʊdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkoʊdɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1encode something to change ordinary language into letters, symbols, etc. in order to send secret messages
  2. 2 encode something (computing) to change information into a form that can be processed by a computer
  3. 3encode something (linguistics) to express the meaning of something in a foreign language
  4. compare decode
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: encode