decoding decoding  /dɪ ˈkoʊ dɪŋ/


  • (n) the activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text



  1. In an amazing half-century we've moved from discovering the double helix to nearly decoding the instruction set for human life.
  2. Haseltine's approach to decoding the genome promises to bring biotech's benefits more quickly to patients and shareholders alike.
  3. The private, or decoding, key, on the other hand, is derived from the original prime numbers.


  1. Film Premiere To Support Local Cancer Charity

    The premiere of the movie "Decoding Annie Parker" - about the BRCA breast cancer gene - helps support Gilda's Club in Detroit.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS Detroit

  2. Ötzi the Iceman's dark secrets: Protein investigation supports brain injury theory

    After decoding the Iceman's genetic make-up, a research team has now made another major breakthrough in mummy research: Using just a pinhead-sized sample of brain tissue from the world-famous glacier corpse, the team was able to extract and analyze proteins to further support the theory that Ötzi suffered some form of brain damage in the final moments of his life.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Denials in surveillance program require decoding

    Denials in surveillance program require decoding Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 12:20 pm, Saturday, June 8, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg are denying reports that depict two of the Internet's most influential ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source:


  1. Amy Welborn wrote "Decoding Da Vinci, the Facts Behind the Fiction of the Da Vinci Code."
    on May 19, 2006 By: Amy Welborn Source: WANE

  2. According to Gawker Media, Apple CEO Steve Jobs told the WSJ that "the iPad's battery performance would be degraded from 10 hours to 1.5 hours if it had to spend its CPU cycles decoding Flash."
    on Mar 19, 2010 By: Steve Jobs Source: The iPad Guide (blog)

  3. "If nothing else, Hansen should be commended for decoding the enigmatic Armstrong: a space hero short on words but sky-high on Midwestern integrity," Brinkley wrote.
    on Dec 4, 2005 By: Douglas Brinkley Source: CBS News

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