1835-45; < Latinsānit(ās) health (see sanity) + -ary
1, 2. clean, germ-free, unpolluted, antiseptic. Sanitary, hygienic agree in being concerned with health. Sanitary refers more especially to conditions affecting health or measures for guarding against infection or disease: to insure sanitary conditions in preparing food. Hygienic is applied to whatever concerns the care of the body and the promotion of health: to live in hygienic surroundings with plenty of fresh air.2. healthy, salutary.
a system for communication by telegraph, heliograph, etc., in which long and short sounds, light flashes, etc., are used to symbolize the content of a message:
a system used for brevity or secrecy of communication, in which arbitrarily chosen words, letters, or symbols are assigned definite meanings.
any set of standards set forth and enforced by a local government agency for the protection of public safety, health, etc., as in the structural safety of buildings (building code) health requirements for plumbing, ventilation, etc. (sanitary or health code) and the specifications for fire escapes or exits (fire code)
a systematically arranged collection or compendium of laws, rules, or regulations.
any authoritative, general, systematic, and written statement of the legal rules and principles applicable in a given legal order to one or more broad areas of life.
a word, letter, number, or other symbol used in a code system to mark, represent, or identify something:
The code on the label shows the date of manufacture.
Computers. the symbolic arrangement of statements or instructions in a computer program in which letters, digits, etc. are represented as binary numbers; the set of instructions in such a program:
Restrooms and sanitary facilities shall be kept in a clean condition, in good repair, well lighted and adequately ventilated.
They each place high value on hygiene and maintaining a step above sanitary conditions.
Bring extra sick bags and sanitary wipes if you are suffering from morning sickness.
Some chains are merely booking agencies and do little to enforce sanitary standards.
And export markets are often protected by tariffs, quotas or tough sanitary standards.
But her reflex says a lot about sanitary conditions in the jail.
Choose sanitary pads instead of tampons, which some doctors believe make infections more likely.
Public water supply and sanitary sewer system required.
British Dictionary definitions for sanitary
of or relating to health and measures for the protection of health
conducive to or promoting health; free from dirt, germs, etc; hygienic
sanitarily, adverb sanitariness, noun
C19: from French sanitaire, from Latin sānitās health
a system of letters or symbols, and rules for their association by means of which information can be represented or communicated for reasons of secrecy, brevity, etc binary code, Morse code See also genetic code
a message in code
a symbol used in a code
a conventionalized set of principles, rules, or expectations a code of behaviour
a system of letters or digits used for identification or selection purposes
c.1300, from O.Fr. code "system of laws," from L. codex, earlier caudex "book, book of laws," lit. "tree trunk," hence, wooden tablet for writing. The sense in "secret code" is 1808. Codify first attested c.1800.
1842, from Fr. sanitaire (1812), from L. sanitas "health," from sanus "healthy, sane." In ref. to menstrual pads, first attested 1881 (in sanitary towel). Sanitize first recorded 1836; metaphoric sense is from 1934.
A system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages.
The instructions in a computer program. Instructions written by a programmer in a programming language are often called source code. Instructions that have been converted into machine language that the computer understands are called machine code or executable code. See also programming language.