Wheatstone cipher

noun

Definition of Wheatstone cipher

: a progressive-alphabet cipher in which the next alphabet is used whenever the plaintext letter does not stand later in the plain component than the preceding plaintext letter

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History and Etymology for Wheatstone cipher

after Sir Charles Wheatstone

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“Wheatstone cipher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wheatstone%20cipher. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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