verb (used with object), encoded, encoding.
to convert (a message, information, etc.) into code.

1930–35; en-1 + code

encodable, adjective
encodement, noun
encoder, noun
misencode, verb (used with object), misencoded, misencoding.
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encode (ɪnˈkəʊd)
1.  to convert (a message) from plain text into code
2.  computing Compare decode to convert (characters and symbols) into a digital form as a series of impulses
3.  to convert (an electrical signal) into a form suitable for transmission
4.  to convert (a nerve signal) into a form that can be received by the brain
5.  to use (a word, phrase, etc, esp of a foreign language) in the construction appropriate to it in that language

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Word Origin & History

1919, from en- "make, put in" + code. Computing sense is from 1955, usually shortened colloquially to code. Related: Encoded; encoding.
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Science Dictionary
encode   (ěn-kōd')  Pronunciation Key 
To specify the genetic code for the synthesis of a protein molecule or a part of a protein molecule.
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Example sentences
If you're paying attention, there can be an awful lot of information encoded in
  a series of nose sniffs.
To get the encoded message, copy down the entire first row and append the
  entire second row.
With higher baud rates, more than one bit per second can be encoded in each of
  the frequency or voltage changes.
Researchers found that preferences for when people wake and go to sleep is
  encoded in their genes and the molecules of skin cells.
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