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CODE

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Definition:
A language-independent set of letters, numbers or symbols that represent a concept whose meaning is described in a natural language.

Context:
A code normally consists of one or more alphabetic, numeric or alpha/numeric characters.

Source Publication:
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) - BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD - Metadata Common Vocabulary.

Cross References:
Code list
Coding

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Friday, December 16, 2005

Last updated on Wednesday, February 01, 2006