- verb to read or make out something which has been badly written or written in code.
- 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
- verb to succeed in establishing what a word or piece of writing says when it is difficult or almost impossible to read
- verb to convert from code into normal language.