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.
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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
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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,
Written all over with the characters of the past, and these characters also pencilled over with new characters--thus have ye concealed yourselves well from all decipherers!
To decipherer the reasons and consequences of such unprecedented and internationally illegal decision, some aspects of this decision are mentioned here:
"The first archaeological expedition in the history of Egyptology was a joint French-Italian mission, where famous Italian Egyptologist Ippolito Rosellini worked side by side with Jean-Francois Champollion, the decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs," Dr.
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.
Here, Eck steps back from his role as decipherer of specific ancient documents on stone and takes a broad and penetrating look at the very essence of their production: why people in the Roman world made the effort and committed themselves to the necessary expenses to create inscriptions (essay 1), and how these texts on display functioned within the urban landscape of the Roman Mediterranean (essay 2).
Feeling a deep sense of responsibility to my siblings and my mother's siblings, I became an organizer, hand-writing decipherer, censor, and ambassador for family privacy and peace.
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.
As Rodolphe Gasche articulated this issue: 'The absence of all extra-text [...] 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).