Bazeries cylinder

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

Definition of Bazeries cylinder

: 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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History and Etymology for Bazeries cylinder

after Etienne Bazeries †1931 French cryptographer credited with its invention

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“Bazeries cylinder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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