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codify

[kod-uh-fahy, koh-duh-] /ˈkɒd əˌfaɪ, ˈkoʊ də-/
verb (used with object), codified, codifying.
1.
to reduce (laws, rules, etc.) to a code.
2.
to make a digest of; arrange in a systematic collection.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; code + -ify
Related forms
codifiability
[kod-uh-fahy-uh-bil-i-tee, koh-duh-] /ˌkɒd əˌfaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti, ˌkoʊ də-/ (Show IPA),
noun
codifier, noun
noncodified, adjective
recodify, verb (used with object), recodified, recodifying.
uncodified, adjective
Synonyms
2. classify, catalog, order, organize, group.
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Examples from the web for codified
  • Here the text will be scrutinized, and all of its structural factors will be recognized and codified into computer-type data.
  • Combination warfare has already begun, though it has yet to be codified in military doctrine.
  • It has codified their grammars, their pronunciations and their word-formation patterns, as well as their songs and legends.
  • Genocide or crimes against humanity do not apply, because they were codified after the war.
  • Procedures that aren't codified can be altered relatively easily by a highly committed, unified minority.
  • Science as a codified system of inquiry is fairly new, but empiricism is not.
  • It also codified a polemical line that has, unexpectedly, become a war horse of hawkish bloggers.
British Dictionary definitions for codified

codify

/ˈkəʊdɪˌfaɪ; ˈkɒ-/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(transitive) to organize or collect together (laws, rules, procedures, etc) into a system or code
Derived Forms
codifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for codified

codify

v.

c.1800, from code (n.) + -fy. Related: codified; codifying; codification.

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