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de·code / diˈkōd/ • v. [tr.] convert (a coded message) into intelligible language. ∎  analyze and interpret (a verbal or nonverbal communication or image). ∎  convert (audio or video signals) into another form, e.g., to analog from digital in sound reproduction. • n. inf. a translation of a coded message. DERIVATIVES: de·cod·a·ble adj.

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decode XIX. f. DE- 7 + CODE.

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