What is encoding?

In computer terms, encoding is a way of formulating characters i.e. numbers, letters and punctuation, into a practical arrangement.

Encoding is used in contexts such as computation, data storage and transmitting data.

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Encoding allows the perceived item of use or interest to be converted into a construct that can be stored within the brain and recalled later from short-term or long-term memory

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