Definition of encryption
1 : the act or process of encrypting something : a conversion of something (such as data) into a code or cipher The regulations … make it harder to provide automatic encryption of information as it passes through the dozens of links in a typical Internet connection …— Paul Wallich … a hacker slips into a system, then puts encryption controls in place that locks users out.— Elizabeth Millard
2 : a code or cipher produced by encrypting something Artificial intelligence can decode encryptions that previously could not be cracked.— Ana Swanson
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