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Decode Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    decode v : convert code into ordinary language [syn: decrypt, decipher] [ant: encode]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Decode'

A code is a rule for converting a piece of information (for example, a letter, word, phrase, or gesture) into another form or representation (one sign into another sign), not necessarily of the same type.

In communications and information processing, encoding is the process by which information from a source is converted into symbols to be communicated. Decoding is the reverse process, converting these code symbols back into information understandable by a receiver.

One reason for coding is to enable communication in places where ordinary spoken or written language is difficult or impossible. For example, semaphore, where the configuration of flags held by a signaller or the arms of a semaphore tower encodes parts of the message, typically individual letters and numbers. Another person standing a great distance away can interpret the flags and reproduce the words sent.

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  • Medallia Gets Sequoia Infusion To Decode Customer Views
    Medallia is $50 million richer, thanks to a new infusion from one of Silicon Valley's top venture firms: Sequoia Capital. The new money will help the Palo Alto, Calif., customer-insights company expand geographically and tackle one of software's trickiest challenges: decoding the noisy rumbles of public sentiment. Read more on this news related to 'Decode'
  • Wisconsin Ford dealership helps owners decode dashboard warning lights
    FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- It's hard for many drivers on the road today to determine what course of action needs to be taken, if any, when those warning lights pop up on the dashboard. As it turns out, and as Fond du Lac, Wis., dealership Holiday Ford points out on its blog, there's a happy medium between these two extremes: Kn Read more on this news related to 'Decode'
  • Consumer Reports: How to decode soundalike food labels
    You read labels at the supermarket so you can make the healthiest choices. But how do you decide between pasta sauce with "reduced sodium" and another that's labeled "low sodium"? Read more on this news related to 'Decode'

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