columnar transposition

noun

: encipherment in which letters of the alphabet or of a message first written normally in the cells of a rectangle are copied out of it by reading down the columns in an agreed or keyed sequence to form a mixed alphabet or a ciphertext of the message compare route transposition

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“Columnar transposition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/columnar%20transposition. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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