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steganography

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noun steg·a·nog·ra·phy \ˌste-gə-ˈnä-grə-fē\

Definition of steganography

  1. 1 archaic :  cryptography

  2. 2 :  the art or practice of concealing a message, image, or file within another message, image, or file

steg·a·no·graph·ic play \-nə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective


Origin of steganography

New Latin steganographia, from Greek steganos covered, reticent (from stegein to cover) + Latin -graphia -graphy — more at thatch


First Known Use: 1985


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