decoder

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noun de·cod·er \-ˈkō-dər\

Definition of decoder

  1. :  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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First Known Use of decoder

1920


DECODER Defined for English Language Learners

decoder

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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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