American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See cryptogram.
- n. A system of secret or cipher writing; a cipher.
- n. A device for translating plain text into cipher.
- n. A device for deciphering codes and ciphers.
- v. To write (a message, for example) in code or cipher.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something written in secret characters or cipher.
- n. A system of secret writing; a cipher.
- n. A cipher or cryptogram.
- n. A device used for encrypting or decrypting text.
- v. rare To write text using a code or cipher.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Cipher; something written in cipher.
- n. a device for deciphering codes and ciphers
- n. a piece of writing in code or cipher
- n. a secret method of writing
- crypto- + -graph (Wiktionary)
“Now, at the very first letter Jarriquez was stopped in his calculations, for the difference in alphabetical position between the d and the p gave him not one cipher, but two, namely, 12, and in this kind of cryptograph only one letter can take the place of another.”
“_p_ gave him not one cipher, but two, namely, 12, and in this kind of cryptograph only one letter can take the place of another.”
“As it was, I assumed the cryptograph to be English.”
“In the present instance we see it doubled less than five times, although the cryptograph is brief.”
“But be assured that the specimen before us appertains to the very simplest species of cryptograph.”
“At the same time in England, mathematician Alan Turing, a seminal figure in the foundations of modern computer science and the mastermind who helped break the German Enigma cryptograph machine during the Second World War, wrote about the evidence for psi:”
“Despite Frere's exposure of his cryptograph, he had won the confidence of Meekin; and into that worthy creature's ear he poured”
“Poe used dozens of words which I didn't understand including cryptograph but I knew what a crypt was.”
“As several former CIA agents told me, each person working for the Agency is assigned a cryptograph to conceal his identity, even within the Agency itself.”
“The soul is a cipher, in the sense of a cryptograph; and the shorter a cryptograph is, the more difficulty there is in its comprehension -- at a certain point of brevity it would bid defiance to an army of Champollions.”
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