de·​cod·​er | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈkō-dər How to pronounce decoder (audio) \

Definition of decoder

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

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That's why, along with the sensor fish, ATS is helping develop fish-tag technology known as the Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS) and its advanced decoder software. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Robotic Fish Are About to Take to the Water All Across the World," 4 Feb. 2019 The chip will contain the usual media block of dedicated encoders and decoders for motion video. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Intel promises big boost to integrated GPU, breaks teraflop barrier," 12 Dec. 2018 Lone Star has even launched dual decoder apps in the iTunes and Android stores for users struggling with their harder bottle caps. John Boyd, Houston Chronicle, "Lone Star Beer bottle cap puzzle quiz: Can you solve drinking's greatest rebus puzzle game?," 7 July 2018 Cinema Core contains both H.264 and VP9 decoders in hardware, optimizing the video format used by YouTube. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Meet Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855: AI boosts, a smarter camera, mobile gaming—and bye-bye, JPEG," 5 Dec. 2018 But Duda's argument that Google's patent just applies ANS to a conventional video decoder seems pretty plausible. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain," 10 June 2018 With a cheap decoder, Saudis (and other Arabs) can watch with only a slight delay. The Economist, "Why Arabs are watching a pirated World Cup feed," 21 June 2018 There's a decoder for Gaudí's famous mosaic structures in Barcelona, a list of the best places to eat in Paris (hint: go to Septime), and a spotlight on Amsterdam's chicest hotels. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Flight Deal: East Coast to Europe from $331 Round-Trip," 31 May 2018 Thankfully, Malik posted a shirtless pic of himself last week, which is a helpful decoder ring in this mystery. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Gigi Hadid Posts Picture Kissing Ex Zayn Malik," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of decoder

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of decoder was in 1920

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English Language Learners Definition of decoder

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

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