Definition of coding in US English:



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

    • ‘With this system of coding, confidential information had been buried in the photographs and sent out of the firm.’
    • ‘This general process is known as coding and will be examined in greater detail in Chapter 7.’
    • ‘Situations can be managed through a system of coding - red, orange, and green.’
    • ‘The proposals concern innovative coding or discoveries of applications of technology.’
    • ‘A conceptual framework for selective coding was developed that linked unrelated codes to the core category of providing.’
    • ‘Clinicians sought improved usability and flexibility, whereas national headquarters prioritised business and executive functions such as accurate coding and reimbursement.’
    • ‘Using axial coding, we further developed the conceptual categories and compared them with each other.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In non-Java-compliant operating systems, manual coding of parameters is needed to set up the query.’
    • ‘Observers were instructed to view the videotape once before coding, and then code the videotape.’
    • ‘The first part of the process involved open coding, which began to identify concepts in the data; these concepts were then grouped into categories.’
    • ‘The next step is to polish the coding system and complete the coding of the remaining comments.’
    • ‘A comprehensive discussion of the different coding and payment systems is beyond the scope of this article.’
    • ‘The hassles of coding and compiling for two separate processors are going to get a little much for developers.’
    • ‘Automated coding of free text typically results in negated concepts being coded as present.’
    • ‘Commodification also has brought with it a system of reimbursement based on diagnostic coding according to stringent guidelines.’
    • ‘A coding system was developed to assess the content and frequency of particular features of mother-child interactive behavior.’
    • ‘Through an iterative process of coding and revision, we developed a taxonomy of 69 generic types.’
    • ‘Following the open coding, axial coding took place.’
    1. 1.1 A code assigned for the purpose of classification or identification.
      ‘text type codings’
      • ‘Thanks to one of our regular readers for providing some details about codings found on the processors.’
      • ‘The three research assistants and the chief investigator made initial individual readings and codings of the documents' references to composing.’
      • ‘The final matrix incorporating the various codings to each variable was entered into the programme.’
      • ‘Even within the same facility, we arrived at a rearrangement for these two variables and used suitable codings.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘For these taxa, previous diagnoses are sufficient, although these can be augmented using the character codings detailed above and in Table 1.’
      • ‘I was unaware that they would be so familiar with the ISBN codings… I won't make that error again.’
      • ‘Most characters also are coded as present or absent and these codings can sometimes be misleading.’
      • ‘You do receive a guide book to tax codes with your notice of coding.’
      • ‘Although there were few cases in which coders chose opposite impacts, only slightly more than half of all codings matched.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Several different codings were possible based upon the 15 family structure categories.’
      • ‘A brief description of the 12 characters used herein as well as the codings for the included taxa are presented below.’
      • ‘Asian and white people were identified from the racial coding on death certificates.’
      • ‘The codings for the taxa analyzed are given in Table 1.’
      • ‘Possibilities for such codings are not hard to find.’
      • ‘On 2 cases in which his codings differed from JP's, he modified his original codings after consultation with JP.’
      • ‘Thus, each alignment was tested for three different codings of the gaps.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
    2. 1.2Biochemistry The process of coding genetically for an amino acid, protein, or characteristic.
      • ‘The use of phages, biological agent detectors, and DNA coding are some of the new technologies being developed today.’
      • ‘Data partitions were set up for all coding and noncoding regions of each locus.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’