Caesar substitution

noun

variants or less commonly Caesar shift
cryptography
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Caesar substitution was in 1943

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“Caesar substitution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caesar%20substitution. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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