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decode

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Linguistics, Computers
decodede‧code /ˌdiːˈkəʊd $ -ˈkoʊd/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 FIND OUTto discover the meaning of a message written in a code (=a set of secret signs or letters) syn decipher2 if a computer decodes data, it receives it and changes it into a form that can be used by the computer or understood by a person opp encode 🔊 The software decodes the information embedded in the satellite broadcasts.3 to receive electronic or digital signals and change them into a picture and sound for a television or radio opp encode 🔊 decoding boxes for your TV set4 SL technical to understand the meaning of a word opp encode
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Examples from the Corpus
decodeBecause we think of ourselves as speaking freely, our speech is hard to decode.When these figures are carefully decoded, a remarkably clear picture of the whole military organization emerges.He did not know how to decode children, for he had never seen the process in his own home.Building it in is hard because the amount of knowledge which is potentially relevant to decoding each pronoun, is extremely large.The Allies were able to decode many enemy messages.Public keys can be maintained in some central repository and retrieved to decode or encode information.If your count is less than twelve, please read on as I decode the hypermodern hoopla.It hardly takes much decoding to translate this into racial - indeed, not far from racist - terms.
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Verb table
decode
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydecode
he, she, itdecodes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydecoded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave decoded
he, she, ithas decoded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad decoded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill decode
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have decoded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam decoding
he, she, itis decoding
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you, we, theyare decoding
Past
I, he, she, itwas decoding
you, we, theywere decoding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been decoding
he, she, ithas been decoding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been decoding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be decoding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been decoding
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