Science / Biology / Genetic Code: The linear series of nucleotides, read as triplets, that specifies the sequence of amino acids in proteins. Each triplet specifies an amino acid, and the same codons are used for the same amino acids in almost all life-forms, an indication of the universal nature of the code.
Code Noun Synonyms: cipher or cypher, cryptogram
Code Verb Synonyms: law(s), regulation(s), rule(s), jurisprudence, jus canonicum 'canon law', jus civile 'civil law', jus divinum 'divine law', jus gentium 'universal law', jus naturale 'natural law', corpus juris, pandect, common law, unwritten law
Science / Tides and Currents / Incremental Shaft Encoder: A component of a water level gauge for converting length to a shaft angle on a rotating disk. The position of the rotating disk is deter-mined by single or dual optical or magnetic sensors to provide MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Hemingway Code: Hemingway's protagonists are usually 'Hemingway Code Heroes,' i.e., figures who try to follow a hyper-masculine moral code and make sense of the world through those beliefs. Hemingway himself defined MORE
Science / Biology / Genetics: The study of the structure and function of genes and the transmission of genes from parents to offspring. MORE
Business / Agriculture / Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): A term, currently used most often in international trade discussions, that designates crops that carry new traits that have been inserted through advanced genetic engineering methods (e.g., Flavr Save MORE
Business / Finance / Internal Revenue Code: The various statutes and regulatilons making up federal tax law. MORE