decipherer


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de·ci·pher

 (dĭ-sī′fər)
tr.v. de·ci·phered, de·ci·pher·ing, de·ci·phers
1. To read or interpret (ambiguous, obscure, or illegible matter).
2. To convert from a code or cipher to plaintext; decode.

de·ci′pher·a·ble adj.
de·ci′pher·er n.
de·ci′pher·ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decipherer - the kind of intellectual who converts messages from a code to plain text
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
cryptanalyst, cryptographer, cryptologist - decoder skilled in the analysis of codes and cryptograms
2.decipherer - a reader capable of reading and interpreting illegible or obscure text
reader - a person who can read; a literate person
References in classic literature ?
So, for example, if I should say, in a letter to a friend, 'Our brother Tom has just got the piles,' a skilful decipherer would discover, that the same letters which compose that sentence, may be analysed into the following words,
Borrowing Brooks's words, Simon Jordan can certainly be seen as a "professional decipherer of the hidden identity," "driven by the anxiety and fascination of the hidden, masked, unidentified individual" (26).
Leading decipherer David Stuart portrays a lost world of palace intrigue, gods, and revered ancestors.
College Dublin, Ireland) collects the letters (mostly previously unpublished) of Edward Hincks (1792-1866), an Irish Assyriologist and decipherer of Mesopotamian cuneiform.
Kugler, the decipherer of much of Babylonian astronomy, to readers of his monumental Von Moses bis Paulus (Munster: Aschendorff, 1922, xiv).
In the hermeneutic enterprise, the decipherer is aided by the intersubjective substructure, the context, and the fact that whatever innovations should arise, they are never haphazard formations, but are the outcome of the working of various factors.
ESA's spacecraft aims to be the Rosetta Stone of the solar system -- the decipherer of the many secrets comets hold in their cores -- and is named for the historic Rosetta Stone, the key to decoding the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt.