encoding encoding  /ɛn ˈkoʊ dɪŋ/


  • (n) the activity of converting data or information into code


  1. No codes were compromised; indeed, none could have been because encoding is done by computers that, in effect, change their combination every one hundred-thousandth of a second.
  2. A cell on the tongue, for instance, may express genes encoding proteins required for taste sensation, while an immune cell battling infection churns out proteins lethal to bugs.
  3. Of particular interest are the genes encoding four brain-growth regulators that have been found in newborns who go on to develop mental retardation or autism.



  1. "The genome sequences of these highly productive oilseed crops will enable the in-depth understanding of genes encoding for plant yield and health and foster the development of improved plant varieties. We are also characterizing the important...
    on May 20, 2008 By: Craig Venter Source: StreetInsider.com (subscription)

  2. "With video-capability proliferating in so many electronics applications, the ability to convert video to a common high-quality format is a must," said Brian Johnson, director, technical marketing at Mobilygen. "The outstanding encoding...
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Brian Johnson Source: WELT ONLINE

  3. "The patch enables percent-encoding for spaces and double-quotes in URIs handed off to external programs," Mozilla's chief security officer Window Snyder said in a post to the Mozilla Security Blog. "This reduces the risk of malicious data...
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Window Snyder Source: SecurityFocus

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