substitution cipher

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substitution cipher

[‚səb·stə′tü·shən ‚sī·fər]
(communications)
A cipher in which the characters of the original message are replaced by other characters according to a key.
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The Caesar cipher, a monoalphabetic substitution, is extremely weak, requiring only that all possible displacements of one to twenty-five letters are tested until meaningful plaintext becomes obvious.