Meaning of “decode” in the English Dictionary

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"decode" in British English

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decodeverb

uk /diːˈkəʊd/ us /diːˈkoʊd/

[ T ] to discover the meaning of information given in a secret or complicated way:

Decoding the paintings is not difficult once you know what the component parts symbolize.
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[ I or T ] specialized language to understand the meaning of a word or phrase in a foreign language in the correct way:

Grammatical information helps learners to decode sentences.

(Definition of “decode” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"decode" in American English

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decodeverb [ T ]

us /diˈkoʊd/

to discover the meaning of information given in a secret or complicated way:

Scientists are decoding the genetic sequences in DNA.

(Definition of “decode” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)