decoder decoder  /dɪ ˈkoʊ dər/


  1. (n) the kind of intellectual who converts messages from a code to plain text
  2. (n) a machine that converts a coded text into ordinary language


  1. Its decoder misunderstood a minor test command, reading it as an order to disconnect its battery.
  2. In alternating chapters, the unnamed protagonist, the sole survivor of an experiment to implant decoder chips in humans, fights to reunite his mind and shadow.
  3. The complaint was directed at cable services that scramble their satellite-beamed signals so owners of home dishes can see programs only by buying a decoder and paying a monthly fee.


  1. OnixS Announces the OnixS .NET FIX Engine Version 3 Release

    Onix Solutions , a leader in high performance Direct Market Access market data and order routing software solutions, today announced Version 3 of the OnixS .NET FIX Engine and FAST Encoder/Decoder SDK for the Microsoft .NET Framework.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Readers Write: Gun-rights advocates have it wrong; Obama's 'red line' blurred on chemical weapons in Syria

    Regarding the May 6 D.C. Decoder, "How the gun fight will go on": America seems to be beholden to the National Rifle Association's position on the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment. We are living in a different world from the nation's founders. It is time to remind ourselves that law in America may be amended when a significant number of people seek a change.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  3. Hybrid Video Cable Gateway STB SoC delivers 5-in-1 functionality.

    Fostering whole home connectivity and content sharing, 1.6 Gigabit BCM7145 combines DOCSIS 3.0 and Gigabit wireless gateway functionality with HEVC video decoders and quad video transcoder onto one piece of silicon. Dual-core CPU supports multiple applications running simultaneously in secure memory containers, and H.265/HEVC video decoder technology minimizes bandwidth consumption while ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

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  1. "This book is invaluable and reliable, like a decoder ring for the uninitiated," says Alan Poul, executive producer of "Six Feet Under."
    on May 20, 2008 By: Alan Poul Source: Newswire Today (press release)

  2. "I don't have the sound decoder on me right now," Bale said. "In fact, I haven't heard myself speak in my own voice for two years."
    on Jul 19, 2008 By: Christian Bale Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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