public–key

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noun, often attributive pub·lic–key \ˈpə-blik-ˈkē\

Definition of public–key

  1. :  a cryptographic element that is the publicly shared half of an encryption code and that can be used only to encode messages

1976

First Known Use of public–key

1976

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