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decode

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verb de·code \(ˌ)dē-ˈkōd\

Simple Definition of decode

  • : to change (secret messages, documents, etc.) from a set of letters, numbers, symbols, etc., you cannot understand into words you can understand

  • : to find or understand the true or hidden meaning of (something)

  • : to change signals for a radio, television, etc., to a form that can be heard or seen correctly

Full Definition of decode

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to convert (as a coded message) into intelligible form b :  to recognize and interpret (an electronic signal)

  3. 2 a :  decipher 3a b :  to discover the underlying meaning of <decode the play's imagery>

Examples of decode

  1. Readers can easily decode the novel's imagery.

  2. I'm trying to decode the expression on her face.

  3. The box decodes the digital signal for your CD player.



1896

First Known Use of decode

1896


DECODE Defined for Kids

decode

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verb de·code \dē-ˈkōd\

Definition of decode

de·cod·edde·cod·ing

  1. :  to change a message in code into ordinary language





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