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cryptology

play
noun cryp·tol·o·gy \krip-ˈtä-lə-jē\

Definition of cryptology

  1. :  the scientific study of cryptography and cryptanalysis

cryptological play \ˌkrip-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or cryptologic play \-jik\ adjective
cryptologist play \krip-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun


1935

First Known Use of cryptology

1935


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