Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person expert in analyzing and breaking codes and cyphers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. decoder skilled in the analysis of codes and cryptograms

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Fellow cryptanalyst Thomas Dyer was one of many who believed that Rochefort was targeted for showing up his detractors.

    A Stealth Attack on Enemy Secrets

  • Rochefort was a 42-year-old cryptanalyst and a man not given to hyperbole.

    A Stealth Attack on Enemy Secrets

  • First, you didn't paste the part of my quote where I explained that a cryptanalyst working in conjunction with a mathematician may be able to discover that the pattern is indeed specified without anyone telling them.

    A Modest Proposal (By a Somewhat Modest Engineer)

  • However, once the cryptanalyst has discovered a specified pattern, then he may be able to continue with a measurement for CSI. olegt:

    A Modest Proposal (By a Somewhat Modest Engineer)

  • Nimitz trusted his wizardly chief cryptanalyst, Joseph J. Rochefort, who had successfully forecast the enemy push into the Coral Sea a month earlier.

    The Beginning of the End

  • David Bryant, 89, a retired cryptanalyst and Russian linguist for the National Security Agency, died Aug. 3 of cancer at Washington Hospital Center.

    Stephen W. Gibson, David Bryant, Peter Collins die

  • His dramatic solos and stage hops also fired up the fans during "A Favor House Atlantic" and "In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3" -- both 2003 opuses that often sounded like Rush homages, with drummer Chris Pennie on the beat and everywhere else, and lyrics that only a CIA cryptanalyst or college-age C&C fan could decipher.

    Prog rockers Coheed and Cambria take on 9:30 club in Washington

  • His dramatic solos and stage hops also fired up the fans during "A Favor House Atlantic" and "In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3," both 2003 opuses that often sounded like Rush homages, with drummer Chris Pennie on the beat and everywhere else and lyrics that only a CIA cryptanalyst or college-age C&C fan could decipher.

    In concert: Coheed and Cambria at 9:30 club

  • F. H. Hinsley, a cryptanalyst at Bletchley Park during the war and the leading expert outside Germany on German naval codes, wrote in 1992:

    BOOK VIEW CAFE BLOG » A Father’s Secret

  • Mr. Rudy began his career as a programmer and cryptanalyst for the National Security Agency in 1954, before moving to Remington Rand's UNIVAC division in 1959.

    Robert Rudy, Computer Specialist

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.