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decode

[dee-kohd] /diˈkoʊd/
verb (used with object), decoded, decoding.
1.
to translate (data or a message) from a code into the original language or form.
2.
to extract meaning from (spoken or written symbols).
3.
Television. to unscramble (an electronic signal) so as to provide a video picture for cable subscribers.
verb (used without object), decoded, decoding.
4.
to work at decoding.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; de- + code
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British Dictionary definitions for de-code

decode

/diːˈkəʊd/
verb
1.
to convert (a message, text, etc) from code into ordinary language
2.
(computing) to convert (coded characters) from one form to another, as from binary-coded decimals to decimal numbers Compare encode (sense 2)
3.
(electronics) to convert (a coded electrical signal) into normal analogue components
4.
to analyse and understand the construction of words and phrases, esp in a foreign language
Derived Forms
decoder, noun
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Word Origin and History for de-code
decode
1896, from de- + code. Related: Decoding (1897).
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Slang definitions & phrases for de-code

decode

verb

Explain: Hans, will you please decode that? (1950s+)


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