Beaufort cipher

Beau·​fort cipher | \ ˈbō-fərt- \

Definition of Beaufort cipher

: a system of polyalphabetic substitution equivalent to Vigenère cipher with a reversed normal cipher sequence, the keying formula of which is P + C=K

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History and Etymology for Beaufort cipher

after Sir Francis Beaufort †1857 English naval officer and hydrographer

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“Beaufort cipher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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