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encipher

[en′sī·fər]
(communications)
To convert a plain-text message into unintelligible language by means of a cryptosystem. Also known as encrypt.
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The second encipherment was by a reciprocal substitution cipher in which X was a fixed point, i.
Sophisticated radio equipment scrambles with a wide range of frequency and time distribution techniques that are equal to encipherment in their ability to protect messages against cryptanalysis.
Translated by one-to-one encipherment into its numerical equivalent, it reads 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 4 3 2 4.