American English

Definition of decode verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    decode

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//diˈkoʊd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decode
     
    he / she / it decodes
     
    past simple decoded
     
    -ing form decoding
     
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1decode something to find the meaning of something, especially something that has been written in code synonym decipher I was involved in decoding enemy documents.
  2. 2 decode something to receive an electronic signal and change it into pictures that can be shown on a television screen decoding equipment
  3. 3decode something (linguistics) to understand the meaning of something in a foreign language compare encode
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: decode