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cryptography

cryp·tog·ra·phy

cryptography

 
pronunciation:
krIp ta gr fi
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the science or art of creating and decoding secret messages, esp. those employing ciphers and codes.
definition 2: the procedures and methods of making and decoding secret writings.
similar words:
cipher
derivations: cryptographic (adj.), cryptographically (adv.), cryptographer (n.)