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Definition of "encoder" []

  • To convert (a message) from plain text into code (verb)
  • To convert (characters and symbols) into a digital form as a series of impulses (verb)
  • To convert (an electrical signal) into a form suitable for transmission (verb)
  • To convert (a nerve signal) into a form that can be received by the brain (verb)
  • To use (a word, phrase, etc, esp of a foreign language) in the construction appropriate to it in that language (verb)
  • A device used to encode a signal either for cryptography or compression. (noun)

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Use "encoder" in a sentence
  • "I'm going to have a look at the libx264 interface and see how easy it will be to make a Premiere compiler (that's what they call their encoder stage)."
  • "Grab the matter encoder from the inventory and insert it into the empty slot to the right of the computer."
  • "The best encoder is free from Nero and the easiest way to encode is using foobar2000 (Windows)."