AskDefine | Define decoding

Dictionary Definition

decoding n : the activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text; "a secret key or password is required for decryption" [syn: decryption, decipherment]

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Verb form

  1. present participle of decode

Extensive Definition

Decoding is the reverse of encoding, which is the process of transforming information from one format into another. Information about decoding can be found in the following:
decoding in Spanish: Descodificador
decoding in Swedish: Avkodning
decoding in Chinese: 解密

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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