Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A system of secret or cipher writing; a cipher.
  • noun A device for translating plaintext into ciphertext.
  • noun A device for deciphering codes and ciphers.
  • transitive verb To write (a message, for example) in code or cipher.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Something written in secret characters or cipher.
  • noun A system of secret writing; a cipher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Cipher; something written in cipher.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A cipher or cryptogram.
  • noun A device used for encrypting or decrypting text.
  • verb rare To write text using a code or cipher.

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

  • noun a device for deciphering codes and ciphers
  • noun a piece of writing in code or cipher
  • noun a secret method of writing

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

crypto- + -graph

Examples

  • 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.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • _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.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • In the present instance we see it doubled less than five times, although the cryptograph is brief.

    The Gold-Bug

  • But be assured that the specimen before us appertains to the very simplest species of cryptograph.

    The Gold-Bug

  • 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:

    ENTANGLED MINDS

  • 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:

    ENTANGLED MINDS

  • As it was, I assumed the cryptograph to be English.

    The Gold-Bug

  • 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:

    ENTANGLED MINDS

  • Despite Frere's exposure of his cryptograph, he had won the confidence of Meekin; and into that worthy creature's ear he poured

    For the term of his natural life

  • Poe used dozens of words which I didn't understand including cryptograph but I knew what a crypt was.

    between silk and cyanide

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