Decoder meaning

dē-kō'dər
The definition of a decoder is a person or tool that figures out a scrambled message.

An example of a decoder is a machine that figures out the letter equivalent of a message written in all numbers.

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One that decodes.
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A device that decodes a scrambled electronic signal to make it interpretable.
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A person who decodes messages.
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A device that decodes scrambled messages sent by telephone.
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In an electronic digital computer, a circuit device that determines the content of a given instruction or performs digital-to-analog conversion.
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An electronic device that converts a digitized signal, as of a cable TV channel, to its original form.
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An electronic or software device that converts telecommunication signals from their transmitted form into a form interpretable to other devices or to human beings.
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A hardware device or software that converts coded data back into its original form. See decode and MPEG decoder.
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A person who decodes secret messages.
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A device that decodes a scrambled electronic signal e.g. of a satellite television signal.
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Origin of decoder

decode + -er