1) A system used for brevity or secrecy of communication, in which arbitrarily chosen words,
letters, or symbols are assigned definite meanings.
M.E., from O.Fr. code, from L. codex "book, book of laws," later form of caudex "tree trunk," hence "document made up of wooden tablets."
Ramz "secret writing, enigma," loan from Ar.
The complement of → declination; the angular distance along a great circle from the celestial pole, i.e., 90° - declination.
A manuscript text in book form which was common before the invention of printing. The codex is the earliest known form of a bound book which replaced the scroll. It was a Roman invention. → Dresden codex.
From L. codex "book," → code.
Nebigân, from nebi / nepi / nevi "book, scripture," from Mid.Pers. nibêg "writing, scripture, book," related to neveštan, → write, + -gân suffix denoting collective nature.
vâramzândan, ramz bardâštan
Vâramzidan, from vâ-, → de-. Ramz bardâštan, from ramz, → code, + bardâštan "to remove, to take," from bar- "on; up; upon; in; into; at; forth; with," → on-, + dâštan "to have; to hold; to posses," → property.
An electronic device that converts audio or video signals into a different form that can be heard or seen correctly.
nebigân-e Dresden (#)
Fr.: codex de Dresden
A pre-Colombian Maya manuscript consisting of numerous calendar and astronomical data, probably dating from the 12th century. It seems that it is an updated copy of a document from the period of the old Maya Empire (4th-9th centuries). It contains a table which covers over 32 years, grouping 45 successive → lunations, divided into 69 groups of 5 or 6 lunations. The data are calculated in days and correspond remarkably to the intervals in an eclipse table: each group ends at the probable date of a solar eclipse (M.S.: SDE).
Dresden refers to the Dresden Library where the original document is preserved. It was bought in 1739 by the library director, Johann Christian Götze, who found it in a private library in Vienna. Its earlier history is unknown; codex, from L. codex earlier caudex "book, book of laws," literally "tree-trunk, book (formed originally from wooden tablets);" → codex.
ramzândan, ramz gozâštan
From en- "in; into" + → code.
An electronic device or software program used to convert (a message, information, data) into a specialized digital format for efficient transmission or transfer.