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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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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.
Moin grounds his decipherment of sacred kingship during sixteenth- through eighteenth-century India and Iran in the rise of Tlmur, especially Ibn KhaldOn's account of astronomical and astrological conjugation (pp.
Dominic stands for: Decipherment Of Mnemonically Interpreted Numbers Into Characters.
Applequist continued, "this offers new leads for decipherment efforts; ultimately, if text relating to Central American ethnobotany can be retrieved from the manuscript, its historical significance will be extraordinary.
Akerblad; Egyptian decipherment and Orientalism in revolutionary times.
Before that also some work of cleaning and chemical preservation was attended by the Science Branch of ASI and estampages of inscriptions were taken by Epigraphy Branch, Mysore, for their decipherment.
The hieroglyphs are nonsensical, but the vase reflects the fascination that ancient Egypt's little-understood culture held for Europe prior to [Jean-Francois] Champollion's decipherment of hieroglyphic writing in 1822.
Quentin Meillassoux, The Number and the Siren: A Decipherment of Mallarme's 'Coup de Des', translated by Robin Macaky (Falmouth/ New York: Urbanomic/ Sequence, 2012), p.
You, as the lead character, who is the only one to have passed through all its phases; one of your colleagues who will enjoy the actual decipherment of the work by looking at the score; a performer who will de-virtualise your piece; a listener who will read or not read your notes on the work and, open or closed beforehand, tired or, contrariwise, ready to listen, will expose himself /herself to it.
One of the finest scientific accomplishments of the last century was the decipherment of ancient Mayan texts chronicling events during the height of the Maya civilization, when their cities spread across parts of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador.
The Number and the Siren: A Decipherment of Ma11armes "Coup de des," by Quentin Meillassoux.
To make it a bit easier, and to assure a unique decipherment into simple English, you may assume that no letter enciphers into itself.