Algorithm vs. Code

Algorithm vs. Code — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Algorithm and Code

Algorithmnoun

A finite set of unambiguous instructions that, given some set of initial conditions, can be performed in a prescribed sequence to achieve a certain goal and that has a recognizable set of end conditions.

Codenoun

A system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages.

Algorithmnoun

Ordered steps that solve a mathematical problem. A precise step-by-step plan for a computational procedure that possibly begins with an input value and yields an output value in a finite number of steps.

Codenoun

A system of symbols, letters, or words given certain arbitrary meanings, used for transmitting messages requiring secrecy or brevity.

Algorithmnoun

(archaic) Calculation with Arabic numerals; algorism.

Codenoun

An access code.

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Algorithmnoun

a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem

Codenoun

A special command, such as a sequence of keystrokes, that allows a user to activate a hidden or accidental feature in a computer program or video game.

Codenoun

The information that constitutes a specific computer program.

Codenoun

A system of symbols and rules that serve as instructions for a computer.

Codenoun

(Genetics) The genetic code.

Codenoun

A systematically arranged and comprehensive collection of laws.

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Codenoun

A systematic collection of regulations or rules of procedure or conduct

a building code.

Codenoun

(Medicine) Code blue.

Codenoun

(Slang) A patient whose heart has stopped beating, as in cardiac arrest.

Codeverb

To convert (a message, for example) into code.

Codeverb

To systematize and arrange (laws and regulations) into a code.

Codeverb

To assign a code to (something) for identification or classification

coded each response to the survey by age and gender.

Codeverb

To express or convey (words) in a manner that implies a different meaning

a novel that codes references to a character's sexuality in descriptions of clothing.

Codeverb

To specify the genetic code for an amino acid or a polypeptide

a gene that codes for an enzyme.

Codeverb

To specify the genetic code for a trait or characteristic

a gene that codes for red hair.

Codeverb

(Computers) To write or revise a computer program.

Codeverb

(Slang) To go into cardiac arrest.

Codenoun

A short symbol, often with little relation to the item it represents.

This flavour of soup has been assigned the code WRT-9.

Codenoun

A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.

Codenoun

Any system of principles, rules or regulations relating to one subject.

The medical code is a system of rules for the regulation of the professional conduct of physicians.The naval code is a system of rules for making communications at sea by means of signals.

Codenoun

A set of rules for converting information into another form or representation.

Codenoun

By synecdoche: a codeword, code point, an encoded representation of a character, symbol, or other entity.

The ASCII code of "A" is 65.

Codenoun

A message represented by rules intended to conceal its meaning.

Codenoun

(cryptography) A cryptographic system using a codebook that converts words or phrases into codewords.

Codenoun

Instructions for a computer, written in a programming language; the input of a translator, an interpreter or a browser, namely: source code, machine code, bytecode.

Object-oriented C++ code is easier to understand for a human than C code.I wrote some code to reformat text documents.This HTML code may be placed on your web page.

Codenoun

(scientific programming) A program.

Codenoun

(linguistics) A particular lect or language variety.

Codeverb

(computing) To write software programs.

I learned to code on an early home computer in the 1980s.

Codeverb

To categorise by assigning identifiers from a schedule, for example CPT coding for medical insurance purposes.

Codeverb

(cryptography) To encode.

We should code the messages we send out on Usenet.

Codeverb

To encode a protein.

Codeverb

(medicine) To call a hospital emergency code.

coding in the CT scanner

Codeverb

(medicine) Of a patient, to suffer a sudden medical emergency a code blue such as cardiac arrest.

Codenoun

a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)

Codenoun

a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

Codenoun

(computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions

Codeverb

attach a code to;

Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later

Codeverb

convert ordinary language into code;

We should encode the message for security reasons