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Enigma

(hardware, cryptography)
The electro-mechanical cipher engine used by the Germans in World War II. Many of their messages were deciphered at Bletchley Park, by Alan Turing and others.
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Admittedly, Overdose's background errs to the enigmatic.
In the enigmatic universe of Reygadas's cinema, this leads first to sex and then death; the movie's title has the effect of locating a cosmic struggle within everyday life.
The enigmatic portrayal of large, wild beasts on the walls and ceiling at Lascaux suggests a complex early relationship that went beyond the necessities of food or fiber.
The equally enigmatic, but more consistent, favourite Rakti (3-1 generally) and Aussie Elvstroem are the biggest dangers
In a meticulously researched effort, Jardine paints an emotional yet honest portrait of Robert Hooke, one of the 1600s most enigmatic, although largely forgotten, theorists.
The following extract is from an interesting lengthy article entitled: "Toronto's Enigmatic Cardinal Carter dies," in the American Catholic weekly The Wanderer (April 16, 2003).
Through the example of the enigmatic, if abusive and rude mental patient Rodney Yoder, John Cloud raises important questions about the field of psychiatry and its applicability to those "spectacular jerks" who, in another time, might be considered ordinary criminals.
The fine clarity of the printing and the high quality of the paper are commendable, but the enigmatic metronome marking (quarter note=ca.
This could be termed a road movie, or a chick flick, were it not for its oneiric, enigmatic artistry; what it is, indisputably, is poetry onscreen.
Ten scholars shed light on the politics and government of James VI's enigmatic reign through diverse analyses of the royal court and its literature, architecture, and ceremony; noble factionalism; relations between Scotland and England; relations between church and state; and relations between government and various localities.
The band's current single, the world-weary ballad "Lips Of An Angel", has ruled rock radio with Yahoo and VH1 now embracing the enigmatic new video - Yahoo kicked off the world premier on July 24 and VH1 has placed Hinder in their "You Oughta Know" campaign, whose past artists have included James Blunt, Joss Stone, Keane and most recently KT Tunstall.