Definition of coding in English:



  • 1The process of assigning a code to something for classification or identification.

    ‘the forms are checked and returned to the census officer for coding’
    [as modifier] ‘a coding system’
    • ‘Following the open coding, axial coding took place.’
    • ‘This coding system assumes that no children were using substances in kindergarten and any reports of use by the sixth grade represent initial onset of substance use.’
    • ‘The next step is to polish the coding system and complete the coding of the remaining comments.’
    • ‘Through an iterative process of coding and revision, we developed a taxonomy of 69 generic types.’
    • ‘A comprehensive discussion of the different coding and payment systems is beyond the scope of this article.’
    • ‘This general process is known as coding and will be examined in greater detail in Chapter 7.’
    • ‘The first part of the process involved open coding, which began to identify concepts in the data; these concepts were then grouped into categories.’
    • ‘A coding system was developed to assess the content and frequency of particular features of mother-child interactive behavior.’
    • ‘Using axial coding, we further developed the conceptual categories and compared them with each other.’
    • ‘In non-Java-compliant operating systems, manual coding of parameters is needed to set up the query.’
    • ‘Commodification also has brought with it a system of reimbursement based on diagnostic coding according to stringent guidelines.’
    • ‘With this system of coding, confidential information had been buried in the photographs and sent out of the firm.’
    • ‘A conceptual framework for selective coding was developed that linked unrelated codes to the core category of providing.’
    • ‘Situations can be managed through a system of coding - red, orange, and green.’
    • ‘Automated coding of free text typically results in negated concepts being coded as present.’
    • ‘Clinicians sought improved usability and flexibility, whereas national headquarters prioritised business and executive functions such as accurate coding and reimbursement.’
    • ‘Observers were instructed to view the videotape once before coding, and then code the videotape.’
    • ‘The goal of the preliminary coding was to identify the phenomena of interest, and no attempt was made at this point to specify discrete categories.’
    • ‘The proposals concern innovative coding or discoveries of applications of technology.’
    • ‘The hassles of coding and compiling for two separate processors are going to get a little much for developers.’
    1. 1.1[count noun]A code assigned to something for classification or identifcation purposes.
      ‘PAYE codings’
      • ‘One hundred trial and error searches were run with the starting order of taxa randomized for each run, both with and without the new codings.’
      • ‘Thus, each alignment was tested for three different codings of the gaps.’
      • ‘Although there were few cases in which coders chose opposite impacts, only slightly more than half of all codings matched.’
      • ‘The codings for the taxa analyzed are given in Table 1.’
      • ‘For these taxa, previous diagnoses are sufficient, although these can be augmented using the character codings detailed above and in Table 1.’
      • ‘A master list was formed using the codings from the two reviewers, and guidelines were grouped together based on similarities in semantics and therapeutic purpose.’
      • ‘Those responses given orally were coded online by the experimenter, but all responses were also recorded in digital sound files for later checking of the codings.’
      • ‘I was unaware that they would be so familiar with the ISBN codings… I won't make that error again.’
      • ‘Possibilities for such codings are not hard to find.’
      • ‘Thanks to one of our regular readers for providing some details about codings found on the processors.’
      • ‘You do receive a guide book to tax codes with your notice of coding.’
      • ‘The 51 mentions of surprise within accounts reflect events that did not coincide with a person's preconceptions, whereas codings for skepticism often portrayed rationality.’
      • ‘On 2 cases in which his codings differed from JP's, he modified his original codings after consultation with JP.’
      • ‘Most characters also are coded as present or absent and these codings can sometimes be misleading.’
      • ‘Even within the same facility, we arrived at a rearrangement for these two variables and used suitable codings.’
      • ‘The final matrix incorporating the various codings to each variable was entered into the programme.’
      • ‘Several different codings were possible based upon the 15 family structure categories.’
      • ‘Asian and white people were identified from the racial coding on death certificates.’
      • ‘A brief description of the 12 characters used herein as well as the codings for the included taxa are presented below.’
      • ‘The three research assistants and the chief investigator made initial individual readings and codings of the documents' references to composing.’
  • 2Biochemistry
    The process of coding genetically for an amino acid, protein, or characteristic.

    [as modifier] ‘a coding region in human DNA’
    • ‘Just like a viral infection, the viruses work by tricking cells into accepting them as part of their own genetic coding.’
    • ‘Just what choices people will make once they can control the genetic coding of their offspring is one of the most important questions of the 21st century.’
    • ‘Data partitions were set up for all coding and noncoding regions of each locus.’
    • ‘Experts predict that it could take the rest of the century to finalise the genetic coding that gives all human beings their distinct and individual characteristics.’
    • ‘The use of phages, biological agent detectors, and DNA coding are some of the new technologies being developed today.’