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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