Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If something is coded, it is written or stored in a code. (noun) A code is a way of storing or sending information, often secretly or in a way that is readable by computers. (noun) A code is a set of rules or laws.

Examples: (verb) The wide variety of proteins in the cells are all coded for by the genes in the nucleus. (verb) The completed computer questionnaires were coded by two people. (noun) In World War II, mathematicians and scientists broke the enemy’s secret code. (noun) Children usually learn their parents’ moral code.

Synonyms: nouns: law, rule. cipher.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 E