coded

[[t]ko͟ʊdɪd[/t]]
1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Coded messages have words or symbols which represent other words, so that the message is secret unless you know the system behind the code.

In a coded telephone warning, Scotland Yard were told four bombs had been planted in the area.

2) ADJ: usu ADJ n If someone is using coded language, they are expressing their opinion in an indirect way, usually because that opinion is likely to offend people.

They have sent barely coded messages to the Education Secretary endorsing this criticism...

It's widely assumed that his lyrics were coded references to homosexuality.

3) ADJ: ADJ n Coded electronic signals use a binary system of digits which can be decoded by an appropriate machine. [TECHNICAL]

The coded signal is received by satellite dish aerials.


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