Technology / Computers / Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (EBCDIC): It is also called the Extended ASCII Code. This is a common asynchronous code used by IBM. It is pronounced 'ehb-suh-dik'. Many corporation that have legacy applications and databases in IBM's OS/390 operating system use this code for the text files. The 8 bit character code is used to represent 256 different bit patterns.
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
Technology / Computers / Hexadecimal Number: A number encoded in base-16. Includes the letters A-F and 0-9. For example, the hex number 8BF3 equals 35,827 in Base-10. Base-10 is the number system we are familiar with. MORE