Concept

Code word

Summary
In communication, a code word is an element of a standardized code or protocol. Each code word is assembled in accordance with the specific rules of the code and assigned a unique meaning. Code words are typically used for reasons of reliability, clarity, brevity, or secrecy. See also
  • Code word (figure of speech)
  • Coded set
  • Commercial code (communications)
  • Compartmentalization (information security)
  • Duress code
  • Error correction and detection
  • Marine VHF radio
  • Password
  • Safeword
  • Spelling alphabet
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