cryp·​tol·​o·​gy | \ krip-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce cryptology (audio) \

Definition of cryptology

: the scientific study of cryptography and cryptanalysis

Other Words from cryptology

cryptological \ ˌkrip-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce cryptology (audio) \ or cryptologic \ ˌkrip-​tə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce cryptology (audio) \ adjective
cryptologist \ krip-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce cryptology (audio) \ noun

Examples of cryptology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the next two months in this unlikely boot camp, the CIA agents went through the barrage of tests and trained the recruits in cryptology, radio operation, outdoor survival and demolition techniques. Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Apr. 2021 Innovations like quantum cryptology not only offer possible solutions to these security concerns but also increase the demand for data center processing and storage. Danny Hayes, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 But what quantum computing can potentially do is key for research, and holds promise in other fields like cryptology and finance, because of its power. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, 4 Apr. 2021 Maximator’s history is a fine illustration of the layers of chicanery involved in good cryptology. The Economist, 26 May 2020 Widely regarded as the father of American cryptology, Friedman had known Hagelin since the 1930s. Greg Miller, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Feb. 2020 Kjell-Ove Widman, a mathematics professor in Stockholm, had made a name for himself in European academic circles with his research on cryptology. Greg Miller, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Feb. 2020 In Carr's estimation, the sender of the envelopes likely had a more sophisticated knowledge of cryptology than just brevity codes. Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, CNN, 1 Nov. 2019 Last year, China had nearly twice as many patent filings as the United States for quantum technology overall, a category that includes communications and cryptology devices, according to market research firm Patinformatics. Jeanne Whalen, Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2019

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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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“Cryptology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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