Definition of decipherment in US English:



  • See decipher

    • ‘It was only with the discovery and decipherment of clay tablets from Mesopotamia that their existence was ‘re-discovered.’’
    • ‘We have very few photographs of the artist, so every one of them becomes precious and open to decipherment.’
    • ‘Already in the nineteenth century, the recovery and decipherment of writings from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia had caused an immense public stir.’
    • ‘The program dealt with the decipherment of a long-lost manuscript of Archimedes entitled ‘On the Method of Mechanical Theorems.’’
    • ‘The decipherment of the Egyptian script was underway.’