Beaufort cipher

noun

Beau·​fort cipher
ˈbō-fərt-
: a system of polyalphabetic substitution equivalent to Vigenère cipher with a reversed normal cipher sequence, the keying formula of which is P + C=K

Word History

Etymology

after Sir Francis Beaufort †1857 English naval officer and hydrographer

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“Beaufort cipher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Beaufort%20cipher. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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