cryptology

noun
cryp·​tol·​o·​gy | \krip-ˈtä-lə-jē \

Definition of cryptology 

: the scientific study of cryptography and cryptanalysis

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Other Words from cryptology

cryptological \ˌkrip-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl \ or cryptologic \ˌkrip-​tə-​ˈlä-​jik \ adjective
cryptologist \krip-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist \ noun

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Others areas include automobiles, cryptology, healthcare, lockpicking and wireless networks. Reuters, Fortune, "Hackers Will Be Breaking Into Voting Machines This Weekend," 28 July 2017 The untold story of Elizebeth Smith, who with her husband, William Friedman, was a pioneer in the field of modern cryptology. David Martindale, star-telegram.com, "What you’re going to be reading this summer," 26 June 2017 During basic training in San Luis Obispo, Dad had the chance to attend cryptology school. Cherie Arambel, sacbee.com, "I was looking to connect with my dad. The Honor Flight gave me the chance," 30 Apr. 2017 Cryptology is the basis for many types of secure transmission over the internet. Pstatz, WIRED, "Cryptography," 15 Feb. 2010

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First Known Use of cryptology

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryptology

crypto- + -logy

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The first known use of cryptology was in 1844

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