Caesar substitution

variants: or less commonly Caesar shift

Definition of Caesar substitution

: the replacement of each letter in a text by the one at a certain constant distance in the alphabet, especially a normal alphabet — compare julius caesar cipher

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First Known Use of Caesar substitution

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Caesar substitution.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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