American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To convert from code into plain text.
- v. To convert from a scrambled electronic signal into an interpretable one.
- v. To extract the underlying meaning from: decode a complex literary text.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To turn or translate (a message or letter from a cipher code) into its original language or form. See code, 4.
- n. cryptography A product of decoding
- n. computing Output from a program or device used to interpret communication protocols
- v. To convert from an encrypted form to plain text.
- v. To figure out something difficult to interpret.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to convert from a coded form into the original form; -- of communications. Inverse of encode.
- v. convert code into ordinary language
“As 1080p decode is by far the most silicon-intensive thing any device will have to do, short of gaming or transcoding movies, any device that can do it can replace your computer for most purposes IF it can drive a bigger screen.”
“The question he must decode is is it better to risk losing or select Hillary.”
“Oh dear, now we’re in to "Ben’s diary page that took forever to decode is the equal in importance of the blast door map" territory.”
“Gallant says that how the brain processes information on thoughts isn't understood well enough yet to "decode," or read, them.”
“True, what I have written has something of the sentence length and lack of punctuation that made one wish the Romans had enjoyed Hemingway - typical of first drafts I am afraid - but you will find it quite clear if you choose to "decode" as in construing a passage of Livy.”
“Interestingly even Chomsky said he couldn't "decode" what was really going on in the economy.”
“All throughout this conversation i see notions of ethnocentrism being focused on your own culture as your way to "decode" the external world dripping out of paragraphs.”
“Humans find it hard to 'decode' detailed stereoscopic images as there is always an element of 'crosstalk' or leakage between the two images.”
“Perhaps someone could help you "decode" the letter you received and draft an appropriate response.”
“I tried to "decode" the spaghetti loops and it looks like the guitar came stock with MODERN”
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