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  • n. An instance of the translation of something into a form more suitable for subsequent processing.
  • v. Present participle of decode.

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  • n. the activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text


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  • In this module you will review the definitions of phonics, determine why it is important to teach phonics in the primary grades, separate phonics from the term decoding, and see that most research favors teaching phonics directly.


  • As detailed on Boing Boing, the decoding is actually a relatively simple photoshop process, but the NYTimes interestingly calls it a "virtuoso act of electronic decoding"!

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  • As they progress through the grades, they may make gains in their word decoding, but many of them continue to lag behind their classmates in reading.

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  • Bzzz. Comparing Blu-Ray decoding to Hulu decoding is very misleading.

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  • Have a built-in MPEG2 decoder chip, which offloads the video decoding from the wimpy CPUs that these boards are usually saddled with.

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  • Conroy’s achievement in decoding the vast hieroglyphic of our world that I didn’t consider writing about my own brat experience for decades.

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  • Tim Roth is terrific as Cal Lightman, the detective who specialises in decoding the neuroses of others while being prone to a few of his own.

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  • Symbolic language would be helpful in decoding the message on the disc, but this is separate from the detection of design.

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  • The semantic and syntactic information are critical for comprehension of passages of text, but they do not play an important role in decoding or identifying words.

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  • The neurobiological machinery required to perform this decoding is complicated enough; it is made even more complicated by gobbledegook.

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