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character code

noun
1.
(computing) a machine-readable code that identifies a specified character or a set of such codes
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Contemporary definitions for character code
noun

a binary code that represents natural language; a number used to represent a particular character; also called character encoding

Examples

In most operating systems today, character codes are represented by an 8-bit unit of data known as a byte.

Usage Note

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