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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decode, decrypt, decipherverb

    convert code into ordinary language


  1. decodenoun

    a product of decoding

  2. decodenoun

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

  3. decodeverb

    To convert from an encrypted form to plain text.

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

  4. decodeverb

    To figure out something difficult to interpret.

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


  1. Decode

    Decode is a song by American rock band Paramore for the soundtrack of the 2008 romantic fantasy film Twilight. It was written by group members Hayley Williams, Josh Farro, and Taylor York. The song was first made available October 1, 2008 through Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's website. "Decode" was promoted to American modern rock radio by Fueled by Ramen and impacted on October 21, 2008, serving as the soundtrack's lead single. It is also included as a bonus track on the international version of Paramore's third studio album, Brand New Eyes (2009)."Decode" was an international commercial success, charting in the top 20 of the singles charts in Australia, France, and New Zealand, as well as earning the band their second top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was certified Platinum in the United States on February 16, 2010, selling over 1,000,000 copies. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010 in the category of Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.


  1. decode

    Decode means to convert or translate encoded or encrypted information or data into a format that is understood or readable. It involves the process of interpreting a message or any form of data that has been consolidated or hidden in a secretive manner to protect its original form.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Decode

    de-kōd′, v.t. to translate the symbols in a code telegram into ordinary language.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decode in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decode in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of decode in a Sentence

  1. Roozbeh Jafari:

    We decode the muscle activities we are capturing from the wrist. Some of it is coming from the fingers indirectly because if I happen to keep my fist like this versus this, the muscle activation is going to be a little different.

  2. Peter Campbell:

    We have shown that AML is an umbrella term for a group of at least 11 different types of leukemia, we can now start to decode these genetics to shape clinical trials and develop diagnostics.

  3. Andrew Howell:

    The term Rosetta Stone is used too often as an analogy when we find a new astrophysical object, but in this case I think it is fitting, this supernova is literally helping us decode thousand-year-old records from cultures all over the world.

  4. Martin Rees:

    There may be organic life out there, or maybe machines created by long-dead civilizations, but any signals, even if they are difficult to decode, would tell us that the concepts of logic and physics are not limited to the hardware in human skulls, and will transform our view of the universe.

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  • decodierenGerman
  • αποκωδικογραφώ, αποκωδικοποιώ, αποκρυπτογραφώGreek
  • traducir, decodificarSpanish
  • avata, tulkita, dekoodataFinnish
  • décoderFrench
  • rozszyfrowaćPolish
  • расшифровать, перевести, расшифровывать, раскодировать, декодировать, переводитьRussian

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