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cryptanalysis

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

Definition of CRYPTANALYSIS

1
:  the solving of cryptograms or cryptographic systems
2
:  the theory of solving cryptograms or cryptographic systems :  the art of devising methods for cryptanalysis
crypt·an·a·lyt·ic \ˌkrip-ˌta-nə-ˈli-tik\ also crypt·an·a·lyt·i·cal \-ti-kəl\ adjective
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First Known Use of CRYPTANALYSIS

1923

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