See also: Coder | Programmer | Source code | Programming

The word code has several different uses. It generally describes a piece of a greater whole.. an underlying ruleset used to describe a greater structure.

For example, a “Code of Honor” is an underlying set of ethics, or sketchy rules, dictating one’s action. A “Secret Code” is an underlying language dictating the method to encode a communication.

“Code” can be used to describe an action (as in “to code something”, or program), or it is used to describe an item (shortform of “source code“). Computer codes may enter The Software Cycle and some codes can be modified with an editor. Some editors use Syntax Highlighting to alter code.

Kinds of Code

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