General English

General Science

  • verb to put data into code
  • verb to convert plain text into a secure coded form by means of a cipher system



  • To express information utilizing a code.
  • To scramble information, such as data, in a manner which only those with a key can decipher. Usually used for security purposes. Also called encrypt, encipher, code (4), or scramble (1).
  • To write a set of computer instructions.
  • synonymencipher
  • synonymencrypt

Information & Library Science

  • verb to translate plain text into a code

Media Studies

  • verb to transmit a message in such a form that the recipient can decode it easily and fully


  • verb to convert from normal language into code.
  • verb to convert from normal language into code.