Bacon biliteral cipher

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Definition of Bacon biliteral cipher

: a cipher that hides a message in a cover text by representing the letters of the plaintext by different combinations of two letter forms (such as italic and roman) in each sequence of five letters of the cover text (as when "Springfield, Mass" hides the word CAB by the code xxxxx=A, xxxxx=B, xxxxx=C)

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First Known Use of Bacon biliteral cipher

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bacon biliteral cipher

after Francis Bacon, who proposed it

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The first known use of Bacon biliteral cipher was in 1935

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“Bacon biliteral cipher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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