Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of cryptanalysis or cryptography.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The practice of analysing encoded messages, in order to decode them.
  • n. Secret or enigmatical language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Secret or enigmatical language.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Secret or occult language; cryptography.

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

  • n. the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek κρυπτός (kryptós, "hidden") + λόγος (logos, "word"). (Wiktionary)

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