verb (used with object), de·cod·ed, de·cod·ing.
verb (used without object), de·cod·ed, de·cod·ing.
Examples from the Web for decoding
The whys the wherefores, I think a lot of that is somehow a link from decoding texts, as they say in graduate school.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beyond the far reaches of Google lies a web so “deep” even the FBI had difficulty busting drug trades and decoding usernames.
Cryptography is the art of coding and decoding information between parties.A New Trove of NSA Documents Reveal What Spies Read for Fun|Eli Lake|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Decoding the laugh track of the CNN Debate in Arizona, featuring references to George Costanza and bogeyman Mike Dukakis.Tactical Humorist: Gingrich Referees, Romney Channels Costanza, Santorum on Dukakis|Mark Katz|February 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is no literacy involved here, and no literacy is expected in decoding the message.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Decoding is dependent on knowledge of language characteristics—characteristics of known languages.As Long As You Wish|John O'Keefe
Half an hour before his death, my uncle was decoding this dispatch in his library.The Great Prince Shan|E. Phillips Oppenheim
He stumbled on a broken street sign, decoding what was left of it, and considered.Victory|Lester del Rey
When he was staying with us he was for ever telegraphing, cabling to America, or decoding messages.The Secret House|Edgar Wallace