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cryptography

cryptography

noun cryp·tog·ra·phy \krip-ˈtä-grə-fē\

: the process of writing or reading secret messages or codes

Full Definition of CRYPTOGRAPHY

1
:  secret writing
2
:  the enciphering and deciphering of messages in secret code or cipher; also :  the computerized encoding and decoding of information

Examples of CRYPTOGRAPHY

  1. Companies often use cryptography to protect private information.

Origin of CRYPTOGRAPHY

New Latin cryptographia, from crypt- + -graphia -graphy
First Known Use: 1658

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