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verb [transitive]     decode pronunciation in British English
/diːˈkəʊd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydecode
he/she/itdecodes
present participledecoding
past tensedecoded
past participledecoded
  1. 2
    computing if a computer decodes information, it changes it into a form that you can understand
  2. 3
    to change digital electronic signals into a picture and sound on your television
  3. 4
    linguistics to understand the meaning of a word, especially in a foreign language, when you see or hear it. To encode is to be able to express what you want to say.
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