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en·cod·ing

(en-kōd'ing),
The first stage in the memory process, followed by storage and retrieval, involving processes associated with receiving or briefly registering stimuli through one or more of the senses and modifying that information; a decay process or loss of this information (a type of forgetting) occurs rapidly unless the next two stages, storage and retrieval, are activated.

encoding

The process in the mental modal model by which long-term memory is formed.

en·cod·ing

(en-kōd'ing)
The first stage in the memory process, followed by storage and retrieval, involving processes associated with receiving or briefly registering stimuli through one or more of the senses and modifying that information.
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Once you choose your file, you choose your output format(s) and encoding preset(s).
It provides a way of encoding the canonical referencing structure of a text including parallel referencing schemes and can also be used for other features such as stage directions, editorial comment, and so on.