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A person who converts text or code into normal language.‘the world's leading expert on, and decipherer of, runes’‘a decipherer of Old Norse’
- ‘So I went to Texas, made PDFs of every single document that could be copied, and unfortunately for me, the PDFs were not labeled, so I spent a miserable six months doing, in effect, the work of a decipherer, putting together unlabeled broken tablets.’
- ‘The Antiquities Minister has now made demands to the French government to remove the 1875 Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi statue of Champollian, decipherer of Hieroglyphics, from the College de France.’
- ‘The decipherer then knows to extract every other letter of every other word, starting with the second word, to get the message (in Latin): Sum tali cautela ut ...’
- ‘Newcastle's rediscovered correspondence with the decipherer of the Rosetta Stone by Margaret Maitland is at the Great North Museum.’
- ‘As an incidental result he demonstrated his own talents as a decipherer when in 1845 the society received copies of an inscription at Kapur di Giri, near Peshawar.’
- ‘in Latin, French, Spanish, and Swedish, Willes soon established widespread fame as a highly skilled, meticulous decipherer.’
- ‘'You don't need to be a great decipherer to crack the code of Michelle's brand allegiances,' says Young.’
- ‘Auguste Mariette was the cousin of artist and explorer Nestor L'Hote, who had accompanied Jean-Francois Champollion - the decipherer of the Rosetta stone - on various explorations and adventures.’
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