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cipher

noun

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1 the numerical symbol 0 or the absence of number or quantity represented by it
  • remember to put the cipher after the decimal point

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2 a person of no importance or influence
  • it was either write the Great American Novel or be consigned to the status of a cipher in the annals of literature

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cipher

verb

Synonyms of cipher (Entry 2 of 2)

to determine (a value) by doing the necessary mathematical operations
  • were surprised by how much we had spent on the cruise after we had ciphered out the grand total

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The first known use of cipher was in the 14th century

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“Cipher.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cipher. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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