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decipherment

[ dih-sahy-fer ]SEE DEFINITION OF decipherment

Synonyms for decipherment

  • clarification
  • comprehension
  • decoding
  • decryption
  • elucidation
  • explication
  • illumination
  • illustration
  • interpretation
  • reading
  • understanding
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Antonyms for decipherment

  • misinterpretation
  • mistake
  • misunderstanding
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DECIPHERMENT

Grotefend, Georg Friedrich, decipherment of wedge writing, 16.

This done, the work of decipherment would take but a few minutes.

Your decipherment of the secret despatch has come too late to do us good,—too late.

These may afford the key to the decipherment of both Lydian and Etruscan.

Of date or postmark there is no vestige, and the decipherment was not easy.

From this time forward the work of decipherment went on apace.

The decipherment of the script would at once solve the problem.

Myths, in fact, are the words of a dead language to which a wrong sense has been given by a false method of decipherment.

In regard to the history of these monarchies, much light has been obtained from the decipherment of the cuneiform inscriptions.

These are of so remarkable a type as to have puzzled every philologist and paleographer who has attempted their decipherment.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from de- + cipher. Perhaps in part a loan-translation from Middle French déchiffrer. Related: Deciphered; deciphering.

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nounexplanation
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