n.A set of characters, numbers, and other symbols used to represent a concept in a short, standard manner.Ciphers and other systems used to disguise the meaning of information.ComputingA set of symbols used to communicate information; a character set.LawAn official statement of law that is complete and systematically arranged.v.Records ManagementTo classify a record or file by assigning a set of characters, numbers, or symbols representing the series to which it belongs.ComputingTo write a program or macro containing instructions to perform operations on a computer.