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,
Louise Baker, Woolley's favourite illustrator of ruins and artefacts; Tatiana Proskouriakoff, a pioneering decipherer of Mayan hieroglyphics; and the underwater archaeologist George Bass, who fitted out a two-person submarine in the 1960s to dive for ancient bronze statues in shipwrecks off the coasts of Greece and Turkey.
The secret withheld, like the field notes destroyed by Murdock, represents events of letting-be, a condition of openness toward letting-go, a relation of audition, of privileged listener, decipherer, scribe.
Yet he is, for my money, the finest living decipherer of affective life.
However, what remains underestimated is the graphic nature, the virtual mobility--the spatially and temporally fluid subjectivity of this form of visuality of Eliot's text, which directs the reader to a literature of flanerie, characteristic of rhapsodic textualism, a hermeneutic of seeing, as well as the changing perspectives of the flaneur figure, such as that of purposive detective, visual textual decipherer, literary textual producer, and archaeologist of the city archive.
is so not because of the general text's semantic wealth or unfathomable depth, nor because of the finitude of its human decipherer, but for structural reasons'.
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.
He has become a decipherer of military aerial photographs as a member of the army reserves in Israel.
And here is the rub: Ranciere clearly valorizes the former over the latter, clearly advocates the Freud who is a brilliant decipherer of bodily symptoms, dreams, and 'symptomatic' texts such as Jensen's Gradiva; and he clearly berates the Freud who is a speculative theorist of the drives, the Oedipus complex, or the discontents of civilization--Freud the reader over and above Fred the thinker.
Sometimes I have thought, that, obscure and chaotic as they are, they owe their present form to me, their decipherer.