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cipher

ci·pher

cipher

 
 
pronunciation:
saI fr
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sign 0; naught or zero.
The number one million contains six ciphers.
synonyms:
aught, naught, nothing, zero
similar words:
nil
definition 2: a system that substitutes letters and symbols for the letters and symbols contained in a written message in order to conceal its meaning; code.
The spy's message was written using a cipher.
synonyms:
code, cryptography
similar words:
acrostic, anagram, cryptogram
definition 3: any Arabic numeral; number.
synonyms:
digit, number, numeral
similar words:
figure, integer, notation, sign, symbol
definition 4: a person or thing thought to be without importance; nonentity.
In the big city he felt like a cipher.
synonyms:
nobody, nonentity, nothing, unperson
similar words:
naught, nonperson, nullity
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: ciphered, ciphering, ciphers
definition: to do arithmetical calculations.
synonyms:
calculate, compute, count, figure, reckon
similar words:
add, estimate, number, total
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to write (a message) in code.
synonyms:
code, encode
antonyms:
decipher
similar words:
translate
definition 2: to solve (a problem) by using arithmetic; calculate.
synonyms:
calculate, compute, figure, solve
similar words:
add, count, estimate, reckon, total
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