Decode meaning

dē-kōd'
To convert (data) by removing or reversing previously applied electronic code.
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(1) To convert coded data back into its original form. Contrast with encode.
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To reverse a previously used encoding process. Typically, binary data gets encoded so that the human eye can at least register it. Binary Data is encoded into a “readable” format so that it can be transmitted by text-based protocols such as SMTP (email) or HTTP (Web).
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(cryptography) A product of decoding.
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(computing) Output from a program or device used to interpret communication protocols.
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To convert from an encrypted form to plain text.

The cryptographer decoded the secret message and sent the result to the officer.

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To figure out something difficult to interpret.

I finally managed to decode the nearly illegible doctor's prescription.

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

Decode a complex literary text.

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To translate (a coded message) into ordinary language.
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