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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 of decode
1895-1900
1895-1900; de- + code
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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 decode
v.

1896, from de- + code. Related: Decoded; decoding.

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decode

verb

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

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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decode in Technology

cryptography
To apply decryption.
(2004-05-22)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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