decipher

Definitions

General English

  • verb to read or make out something which has been badly written or written in code.

Computing

  • verb to convert an encrypted or encoded message (ciphertext) into the original message (plaintext).

Information & Library Science

  • verb to work out what something means, even if it is difficult to read or understand

Media Studies

  • verb to succeed in establishing what a word or piece of writing says when it is difficult or almost impossible to read

Military

  • verb to convert from code into normal language.

Electronics

  • synonymdecode
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