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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kohd]
    • /koʊd/
    • /kəʊd.ɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kohd]
    • /koʊd/

Definitions of coded word

  • adjective coded Coded messages have words or symbols which represent other words, so that the message is secret unless you know the system behind the code. 3
  • adjective coded If someone is using coded language, they are expressing their opinion in an indirect way, usually because that opinion is likely to offend people. 3
  • adjective coded Coded electronic signals use a binary system of digits which can be decoded by an appropriate machine. 3
  • adjective coded written in code 3
  • adjective coded not explicit; veiled 3
  • adjective coded using a binary system of digits 3

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Origin of coded

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin cōdex codex

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Parts of speech for Coded


coded popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for coded

verb coded

  • summarize — to make a summary of; state or express in a concise form.
  • organize — to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action: to organize a committee.
  • condense — If you condense something, especially a piece of writing or speech, you make it shorter, usually by including only the most important parts.
  • collect — If you collect a number of things, you bring them together from several places or from several people.
  • catalogue — A catalogue is a list of things such as the goods you can buy from a particular company, the objects in a museum, or the books in a library.

noun coded

  • ciphered — Put (a message) into secret writing; encode.
  • puzzled — a toy, problem, or other contrivance designed to amuse by presenting difficulties to be solved by ingenuity or patient effort.
  • programmed — a plan of action to accomplish a specified end: a school lunch program.
  • chartered — Chartered is used to indicate that someone, such as an accountant or a surveyor, has formally qualified in their profession.
  • disciplined — having or exhibiting discipline; rigorous: paintings characterized by a disciplined technique.

Antonyms for coded

verb coded

  • disarrange — to disturb the arrangement of; disorder; unsettle.
  • disorder — lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion: Your room is in utter disorder.
  • disorganize — to destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or orderly connection of; throw into confusion or disorder.
  • lengthen — to make longer; make greater in length.
  • disperse — to drive or send off in various directions; scatter: to disperse a crowd.

noun coded

  • disordered — lacking organization or in confusion; disarranged.
  • miscoded — to code mistakenly, as in data processing.

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