Playfair cipher


Definition of Playfair cipher

: a cipher involving a digraphic substitution from a single alphabet square which begins with the letters of a keyword and continues with the remaining letters of the alphabet less J

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History and Etymology for Playfair cipher

after Lyon, Baron Playfair †1898 British scientist & public official

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Playfair cipher

play fast and loose

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“Playfair cipher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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