• (GA) IPA: /ɪnˈkoʊd/
  • (RP) IPA: /ɪnˈkəʊd/

encode (encodes, present participle encoding; past and past participle encoded)

  1. (transitive) To convert (plain text) into code.
  2. (transitive, communication) To convert source information into another form.
  3. (biology) To constitute the code necessary for the biosynthesis of a protein by means of a matrix so as to transcribe DNA material.
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  1. Abbreviation of encyclopedia#English|Encyclopedia of DNA#English|DNA element#English|Elements; a catalogue of all the functional elements, encoded in the human genome.
    • 2017, Franziska Denk, "Don’t let useful data go to waste ↗", Nature, 543:7, 2 March 2017, doi:10.1038/543007a.
      Many scientists have used some of those resources, such as the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) launched by the US National Human Genome Research Institute.

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