Pronunciation: (dē-kōd'), [key]
—v., -cod•ed, -cod•ing.
1. to translate (data or a message) from a code into the original language or form.
2. to extract meaning from (spoken or written symbols).
3. Television.to unscramble (an electronic signal) so as to provide a video picture for cable subscribers.
to work at decoding.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.