Beaufort cipher


Beau·​fort 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

Word History


after Sir Francis Beaufort †1857 English naval officer and hydrographer

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“Beaufort cipher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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