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Meaning of decode

de•code

Pronunciation: (dē-kōd'), [key]
— v., -cod•ed, -cod•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to translate (data or a message) from a code into the original language or form.
  2. to extract meaning from (spoken or written symbols).
  3. to unscramble (an electronic signal) so as to provide a video picture for cable subscribers.
—v.i.
  1. to work at decoding.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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