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verb (used with object),de·cod·ed,de·cod·ing.
to translate (data or a message) from a code into the original language or form.
to extract meaning from (spoken or written symbols).
Television. to unscramble (an electronic signal) so as to provide a video picture for cable subscribers.
verb (used without object),de·cod·ed,de·cod·ing.
to work at decoding.
Words nearby decode
declutch, declutter, deco, decoct, decoction, decode, decoder, decoherence, decoic acid, decoke, decollate
Origin of decode
First recorded in 1895–1900;de- + code
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Examples from the Web for decode
The next one will be to teach cells to decode the information.
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This track is so confusing and multi-layered, it would take a team of Mensa members with Ph.D.s in Ebonics to decode.
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But she arguably did more than anyone to decode what was then the oldest written European language known to exist.
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He softened the rhetoric here and there, but if you decode his substantive words, he said nothing new.
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British Dictionary definitions for decode
to convert (a message, text, etc) from code into ordinary language
computingto convert (coded characters) from one form to another, as from binary-coded decimals to decimal numbersCompare encode (def. 2)
electronicsto convert (a coded electrical signal) into normal analogue components
to analyse and understand the construction of words and phrases, esp in a foreign language
Derived forms of decodedecoder, noun
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Words related to decode
untangle, solve, unravel, translate, interpret, unscramble, break, read, decrypt, crack, unriddle
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