Cryptography is the art of coding and decoding information between parties.
The whys the wherefores, I think a lot of that is somehow a link from decoding texts, as they say in graduate school.
decoding the laugh track of the CNN Debate in Arizona, featuring references to George Costanza and bogeyman Mike Dukakis.
Beyond the far reaches of Google lies a web so “deep” even the FBI had difficulty busting drug trades and decoding usernames.
The human genome project is now decoding the genetic mysteries of life.
He stumbled on a broken street sign, decoding what was left of it, and considered.
decoding is dependent on knowledge of language characteristics—characteristics of known languages.
They are decoding signalled and written messages, script of every kind.
It seemed highly unlikely that the electronic brain had made an error in decoding.
There is no literacy involved here, and no literacy is expected in decoding the message.
Explain: Hans, will you please decode that? (1950s+)