Definition of decipher in English:

decipher

Line breaks: de|cipher
Pronunciation: /dɪˈsʌɪfə
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

decipherable

adjective
More example sentences
  • The pages were barely readable, let alone decipherable.
  • The Dolby Digital Stereo preserves all the dialogue and makes even the most whispered conversation clear and easily decipherable.
  • These are then passed on in a kind of coded fashion which, while instantly decipherable to other journalists, is not always so clear to readers.

decipherment

noun
More example sentences
  • It was only with the discovery and decipherment of clay tablets from Mesopotamia that their existence was ‘re-discovered.’
  • The program dealt with the decipherment of a long-lost manuscript of Archimedes entitled ‘On the Method of Mechanical Theorems.’
  • The decipherment of the Egyptian script was underway.

Origin

early 16th century: from de- (expressing reversal) + cipher1, on the pattern of French déchiffrer.

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