Definition of decoder
: one that decodes; especially : an electronic device that converts signals from one form to another (as for unscrambling a television transmission)
Recent Examples of decoder from the Web
The decoders of a real alien message from afar ... may not necessarily need to be astrophysicists or linguists.
When played through an MQA decoder, the full, rich studio sound is unfolded -- exceeding that of most recordings made with the highest sample rates commonly in use today.
Mr. Lorius becomes a student of snow, a decoder of ice.
This new baby from JVC has got full-color, full-motion digital video from a 100-shot automatic video server, an MPEG decoder, the works.
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First Known Use of decoder
DECODER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of decoder for English Language Learners
: 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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