Bazeries cylinder

noun Ba·ze·ries cylinder \¦ba-zə-¦rē-, ¦baz-¦rē-\

Definition of Bazeries cylinder

  1. :  a cryptographic cylinder assembled of disks that can be rotated on a common shaft, each disk having on its periphery a different mixed alphabet and used for multiple substitution

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Origin and Etymology of bazeries cylinder

after Etienne Bazeries †1931 French cryptographer credited with its invention


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