Definitions Edit

Communications Edit

A code is

[a] [s]ystem of communication in which arbitrary groups of letters, numbers, or symbols represent units of plain text of varying length.[1]

Data Edit

Code is a

system of symbols used to represent information, which might originally have some other representation.[2]

Standards Edit

A code is

a collection of mandatory standards, which has been codified by a governmental authority and thus become part of the law for the jurisdiction represented by that authority such as the Uniform Building Code and National Electrical Code.[3]

References Edit

  1. CNSSI 4009.
  2. IETF Network Working Group, Internet Security Glossary, Version 2 (RFC 4949) (Aug. 2007).
  3. ANSI, "Standards Management: A Handbook for Profit."

See also Edit

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