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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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encryption

The reversible transformation of data from the original (plaintext) to a difficult-to-interpret format (ciphertext) as a mechanism for protecting its confidentiality, integrity and sometimes its authenticity. Encryption uses an encryption algorithm and one or more encryption keys. See encryption algorithm and cryptography.
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The cryptographic module receives data at 2.4 kbps from the voice digitizer and/or the auxialiary port and enciphers it on a bit-by-bit basis.
Between these poles, the truly imaginative work of art can now emerge as an enciphered intuition.