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see cryptographycryptography
[Gr.,=hidden writing], science of secret writing. There are many devices by which a message can be concealed from the casual reader, e.g., invisible writing, but the term cryptography strictly applies to translating messages into cipher or code.
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cipher

[′sī·fər]
(communications)
A transposition or substitution code for transmitting secret messages.

cipher

, cypher
1. an obsolete name for zero
2. any of the Arabic numerals (0, 1, 2, 3, etc., to 9) or the Arabic system of numbering as a whole
3. Music a defect in an organ resulting in the continuous sounding of a pipe, the key of which has not been depressed

cipher

Pronounced "sy-fer," a cipher is an algorithm that encrypts data. However, the term may also refer to the encrypted data as well. See encryption algorithm and ciphertext.
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