cryptanalysis

noun crypt·anal·y·sis \ ˌkrip-tə-ˈna-lə-səs \

Definition of cryptanalysis

1 : the solving of cryptograms or cryptographic systems
2 : the theory of solving cryptograms or cryptographic systems : the art of devising methods for cryptanalysis

cryptanalytic

play \ˌkrip-ˌta-nə-ˈli-tik\ or less commonly cryptanalytical play \ˌkrip-ˌta-nə-ˈli-ti-kəl\ adjective

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1923


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