cryp·​tog·​ra·​pher | \ krip-ˈtä-grə-fər How to pronounce cryptographer (audio) \

Definition of cryptographer

: a specialist in cryptography: such as
a : a clerk who enciphers and deciphers messages
b : one who devises cryptographic methods or systems

Examples of cryptographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Frank and Fannie’s son Charles had served in the Army as a cryptographer. Washington Post, 7 May 2022 Founded by Turing Award-winning cryptographer Silvio Micali, Algorand developed a blockchain infrastructure that offers the interoperability and capacity to handle the volume of transactions needed for anyone to transition into the digital economy. Spin Staff, SPIN, 14 Mar. 2022 Russell Crowe delivers a solid performance as John Nash, a brilliant mathematician and cryptographer who is troubled by schizophrenia. Marc Bona, cleveland, 24 Dec. 2021 Johns Hopkins cryptographer Matthew Green tweeted that Apple should now talk to people from technical backgrounds, those who work in policy and also the public to help shape its future plans. Matt Burgess, Wired, 8 Sep. 2021 But critics like Johns Hopkins University cryptographer Matt Green suspect more complex motives in Apple's approach. Andy Greenberg, Wired, 5 Aug. 2021 Fortunately for the allies, a brilliant Polish cryptographer named Marian Rejewski had used complex mathematics to crack the secrets of Enigma’s wiring years before the Nazis marched on Warsaw. Michael M. Rosen, National Review, 20 June 2021 The Daily Freeman of Kingston reports that Swetow, who lives in New Paltz in the Hudson Valley, joined the Army after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and went on to serve as a cryptographer and a statistical control officer. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 June 2021 Matt Green, a cryptographer at Johns Hopkins University, puts it in starker terms. Andy Greenberg, Wired, 6 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cryptographer

1641, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryptographer

cryptography + -er entry 2

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16 May 2022

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“Cryptographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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