Examples of decode in a Sentence
Readers can easily decode the novel's imagery.
I'm trying to decode the expression on her face.
The box decodes the digital signal for your CD player.
Recent Examples of decode from the Web
For decades doctors have been trying to decode the dark, slimy terrains of the GI tract—probing both ends with cameras and scopes and liters of oral contrast liquid.
But with the help of imaging software, researchers were recently able to decode the hidden pages, as Nina Siegal reports for the New York Times.
Merchants could also be able to send those payments to the smaller debit networks and those networks will then contact Visa to decode the token.
Companies like 23andMe — which sells $199 kits that decode users’ health and ancestral data — has become one of the largest private DNA repositories in the world.
The need for Comey to decode himself and his decisions seemed to matter more to attendees than the details about Trump, about whether the president obstructed justice, or about the pee tape.
To restore the data, all the DNA has to be sequenced, the locational information read, and the DNA sequence decoded.
In 2016, the institute, along with its partners at the University of Southern California and Google, announced a software tool that used video and audio recognition and algorithms to decode gender and other details of characters on screen.
But for now, the quest to decode the human brain continues.
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Did You Know?
To decode is to take out of code and put into understandable language. (Its opposite is encode, "to put into coded form".) But dreams may sometimes also be decoded; psychologists often try to decode the images of their patients' dreams so as to understand the emotions behind them. And readers must often decode what a novel or story or poem is telling them, which may require two or three readings. Decipher is often a synonym, though we now use it when talking about reading difficult handwriting.
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DECODE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of decode for English Language Learners
: 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
DECODE Defined for Kids
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