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decoder

decoder

noun de·cod·er \-ˈkō-dər\

: an electronic device that changes signals for a radio, television, etc., to a form that can be heard or seen correctly

Full Definition of DECODER

:  one that decodes; especially :  an electronic device that converts signals from one form to another (as for unscrambling a television transmission)

First Known Use of DECODER

1920

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