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blue code of silence

An unspoken policy of concealment by police regarding the wrongdoing or illicit activity of other officers. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I respect the need for the police, but it's hard to trust them completely when so many stories of the blue code of silence come to light.
See also: blue, code, of, silence

clean code

Computer programming code that is written concisely, efficiently, and in an organized manner, so as to be easily read and understood by another. We encourage all our programmers to write clean code so that anyone else in the company can easily use and add to their work if necessary.
See also: clean, code

code of silence

The practice of not disclosing important or vital information by members of a group, as due to the threat of violence, reprisal, being branded as a traitor, or an inherent sense of honor. There are parts of the city where the code of silence is so strong that police don't even bother questioning the residents there.
See also: code, of, silence

break a/the code

To determine or decipher a secret code. It is imperative that we break the enemy code and access their plans. She definitely broke the code on my phone—her picture is suddenly my new background!
See also: break, code

bring (something) up to code

To alter or improve a building so that it meets building codes or regulations. Primarily heard in US. The landlord needs to bring this ancient apartment building up to code before it just crumbles to the ground.
See also: bring, code, up

break a code

to figure out a code; to decipher a secret code. The intelligence agents finally broke the enemy's code. When they broke the code, they were able to decipher messages.
See also: break, code

bring something up to code

renovate an old building or update its features in line with the latest building regulations. North American
See also: bring, code, something, up

code brown

n. a fecal accident. (Jocular word play based on a hospital’s PA announcements of various color codes.) Code brown on third floor east.
See also: brown, code

code yellow

a urinary accident. (Jocular word play based on a hospital’s PA announcements of various color codes.) Whoops. Code yellow. Change the sheets and the mattress.
See also: code, yellow
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The code had to be well documented, with interface design documents, requirements definition documents, system design documents, database design documents, program development folders, and test plans and reports.
Hundreds of research groups are studying potential applications of the two kinds of codes at universities and industry giants including Sony, Motorola, Qualcomm, and Samsung.
In investment casting, a mold with the code is pressed into the wax pattern, and in lost foam, a foam stencil is attached to the foam pattern.
Smart codes do not do language translation, but could provide system messages in many languages--and also standard business, etc.
It reviewed numerous technical provisions of the different codes, heard presentations from both the International Code Council and the National Fire Protection Association, and conducted a public forum.
There is need at some point to have some extra codes for new technologies and things of that nature, but not necessarily related to ICD-10," he said.
3) If the applicant did not provide information on race in a mail, Internet, or telephone application (code 7) in 2003, use code 3 (information not provided by applicant in mail, Internet, or telephone application) for reporting ethnicity.
Seismic codes (intended to help protect in case of earthquake) are continually changing as structural research and building products improve.
In fact, he consciously rejects the more modern, moralized codes of honor in his angry response to the news of Polonius's death:
For the exact wording of the CPT codes listed, please refer to CPT 1999.
Speech codes have a chilling effect on academic freedom and they reinforce defensiveness among students who ought to be more open to learning.
Manufacturing activities described in SIC Code 357 (manufacturing computer or software equipment) or SIC Code 367 (electric components and accessories);
Many companies print bar codes on all their product packages or labels, so for many retailers and wholesalers much of the work already is done.
Use a current CPT-4 book, as codes are changed, created, and deleted on a yearly basis.
The Commission's Executive Director, David Walls, concurred, saying, "We anticipate that the 2007 California Building Standards Code will be published this summer.