Definitions for decodediˈkoʊd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•codediˈkoʊd(v.)-cod•ed, -cod•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to translate (data or a message) from a code into the original language or form.

    Category: Computers, Cryptography

  2. to extract meaning from (spoken or written symbols).

    Category: Language/Linguistics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decode, decrypt, decipher(verb)

    convert code into ordinary language


  1. decode(Noun)

    a product of decoding

  2. decode(Noun)

    the output from a program or device used to interpret communication protocols

  3. decode(Verb)

    To convert from an encrypted form to plain text.

    The cryptographer decoded the secret message and sent the result to the officer.

  4. decode(Verb)

    To figure out something difficult to interpret.

    I finally managed to decode the nearly illegible doctor's prescription.

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to translate (a coded message) into ordinary understandable language.

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