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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.decipherment - the activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text; "a secret key or password is required for decryption"
coding, steganography, cryptography, secret writing - act of writing in code or cipher
decompression - restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display


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Then in 1908, just two years after beginning work on the Turfan materials, Sieg and Siegling published their decipherment of two of the unknown languages.
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The temptation is to find the perfect fit, the exact correspondence, regardless of the twists and turns one has to take along the way, and midway through his argument Murphy begins to deploy the exact qualifiers--"if this decipherment is accurate" (164)--which signify that one has given into that temptation.
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