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decoder

Syllabification: de·cod·er
Pronunciation: /ˌdēˈkōdər
 
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Definition of decoder in English:

noun

1A person or thing that analyzes and interprets something, in particular.
1.1An electronic device for analyzing the information components of an audio or visual signal and feeding them to separate amplifier channels.
Example sentences
  • Data being read from or written to the memory cells is via the sense amplifier latches, the decoders, and data amplifiers.
  • The optical output can be used to connect to DVD decoders, amplifiers, or other devices.
  • It adds an essential component: the decoder, which also serves as a preamplifier that can make audio adjustments and also select from among several sound sources.
1.2An electronic device that converts a coded signal into one that can be used by other equipment, especially a device to decode satellite television signals.
Example sentences
  • ‘Major garrison locations receive the program, but one small unit with a satellite dish, decoder and a TV can get the signal as well,’ said Master Sgt.
  • Main standby offenders in Irish homes are TVs, video recorders, DVDs, video games, satellite decoders, stereo systems, PCs and microwave ovens.
  • This therefore means doing clever things with satellite decoders, in order to intercept the foreign transmissions.

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