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cryptanalysis

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noun crypt·anal·y·sis \ˌkrip-tə-ˈna-lə-səs\

Definition of cryptanalysis

  1. 1 :  the solving of cryptograms or cryptographic systems

  2. 2 :  the theory of solving cryptograms or cryptographic systems :  the art of devising methods for cryptanalysis

cryptanalytic play \ˌkrip-ˌta-nə-ˈli-tik\ also cryptanalytical play \-ti-kəl\ adjective


1923

First Known Use of cryptanalysis

1923

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