Simple Definition of cryptography
: 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
3 : cryptanalysis
Examples of cryptography
Companies often use cryptography to protect private information.
Origin of cryptography
New Latin cryptographia, from crypt- + -graphia -graphy
First Known Use: 1658
Rhymes with cryptography
autography, cacography, cartography, chorography, chronography, cosmography, demography, discography, ethnography, filmography, geography, holography, lithography, lymphography, mammography, mythography, nomography, orthography, phonography, photography, pictography, planography, pornography, reprography, sonography, stenography, thermography, tomography, topography, typography, venography, xerography, xylography
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Nglish: Translation of "cryptography" for Spanish speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "cryptography"
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