Science / Genetics / Genetic Code: The sequence of nucleotides, coded in triplets (codons) along the mrna, that determines the sequence of amino acids in protein synthesis. The dna sequence of a gene can be used to predict the mrna sequence, and the genetic code can in turn be used to predict the amino acid sequence.
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
Code Noun Synonyms: cipher or cypher, cryptogram
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