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Definition of "decoder" [decoder]

  • One that decodes. (noun)
  • A device that decodes a scrambled electronic signal to make it interpretable. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "decoder" in a sentence
  • "USDA is a great nutrient information source, Label Lookup is a super label decoder and Eat Local soon to be an App makes seasonal eating easy."
  • "That decoder is really a computer that is used only to receive messages."
  • "Use our interactive label decoder to find your way in the murky world of certifications and ingredients."