Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that decodes.
  • n. A device that decodes a scrambled electronic signal to make it interpretable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who decodes secret messages
  • n. A device that decodes a scrambled electronic signal e.g. of a satellite television signal

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the kind of intellectual who converts messages from a code to plain text
  • n. a machine that converts a coded text into ordinary language

Etymologies

to decode + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • USDA is a great nutrient information source, Label Lookup is a super label decoder and Eat Local soon to be an App makes seasonal eating easy.

    Wendy Gordon: The Blessing of Variety: An Eco-Omnivore's Thanksgiving

  • That decoder is really a computer that is used only to receive messages.

    Opening New Worlds: Managing in the Information Age

  • Use our interactive label decoder to find your way in the murky world of certifications and ingredients.

    doggdot.us

  • Note that the terms decoder, codec, and filter are somewhat interchangeable.

    VideoHelp.com Forum

  • Can you read the text okey? vobsub as subtitle decoder? or a player with built in subtitle decoder?

    VideoHelp.com Forum

  • Thanks Vanessa Radnidge, my publisher aka decoder!

    True Spirit

  • New computer-based technology has brought model railways into the 21st century with Digital Command Control which enables model trains to be driven just like the real thing, including authentic sound, via a micro-processor known as a decoder which gives each locomotive its independently controllable characteristics.

    Hornby Launch Set for March

  • Well, how do we ever live up to the results of the sexy name decoder?

    Darlene's Digest

  • Presidential phrase decoder: "Fair Share" means 0% for half of income tax filers.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • It includes a new teletext subtitles decoder, new flash video decoders and Mac OS X interface improvements.

    VideoLAN - News

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