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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Medical Dictionary

encoding en·cod·ing (ěn-kō'dĭng)
The first of three stages in the memory process, involving processes associated with receiving or registering stimuli through one or more of the senses and modifying that information.

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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
Some prion diseases are caused by hereditary mutations in the gene encoding
  this protein.
When all video is digitized, encoding and tracking all the ads becomes a snap.
Information is teleported from one ion to another by encoding quantum
  information onto the first ion.
The amygdala is the emotional center of the brain and has an influence over all
  stages of memory, from encoding to recollection.
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