Julius Caesar cipher

noun

Ju·​lius Cae·​sar cipher
¦jülyə(s)¦sēzə(r)-
: a substitution cipher replacing each plaintext letter by one that stands later in the alphabet

Word History

Etymology

after Gaius Julius Caesar †44 b.c. Roman general and statesman

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“Julius Caesar cipher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Julius%20Caesar%20cipher. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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