Definition of "decoder" []

  • One that decodes. (noun)
  • A device that decodes a scrambled electronic signal to make it interpretable. (noun)
  • To convert (a message, text, etc) from code into ordinary language (verb)

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.

  • To convert (coded characters) from one form to another, as from binary-coded decimals to decimal numbers (verb)
  • To convert (a coded electrical signal) into normal analogue components (verb)
  • To analyse and understand the construction of words and phrases, esp in a foreign language (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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."