from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To convert from code into plaintext.
  • transitive verb To convert from a scrambled electronic signal into an interpretable one.
  • transitive verb To extract the underlying meaning from.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To turn or translate (a message or letter from a cipher code) into its original language or form. See code, 4.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb to convert from a coded form into the original form; -- of communications. Inverse of encode.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun cryptography A product of decoding
  • noun computing Output from a program or device used to interpret communication protocols
  • verb To convert from an encrypted form to plain text.
  • verb To figure out something difficult to interpret.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb convert code into ordinary language


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