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Definition of encode verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they encode
    he / she / it encodes
    past simple encoded
    -ing form encoding
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  1. 1encode something to change ordinary language into letters, symbols, etc. in order to send secret messages
  2. 2encode 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 compare decode
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: encode