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mode of operation

In cryptography, an algorithm used in conjunction with a block cipher that makes up the complete encryption algorithm. For example, DES-ECB uses the Data Encryption Standard (DES) block cipher and the electronic code book (ECB) mode of operation. See electronic code book, counter mode, CBC, cryptography and block cipher.
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that's going to be normal mode of operation for us,'' McElwain said.
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