Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To put into code or cipher.
  • transitive verb Computers To alter (data) using a mathematical algorithm so as to make the data unintelligible to unauthorized users while allowing a user with a key or password to convert the altered data back to its original state.

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

  • transitive verb to convert ordinary language into code; to hide the meaning of a message by converting it into a form that cannot be interpreted without knowing the secret method for interpretation, called the key.

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

  • verb To conceal information by means of a code or cipher.

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

  • verb convert ordinary language into code

Etymologies

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

[en– + (de)crypt.]

Examples

  • The term encrypt t1; t2 represents t1 encrypted with t2 and is usually written as ft1 gt2.

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  • On the "Tools" menu in Microsoft Outlook, for example, "encrypt" is an option.

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  • On the "Tools" menu in Microsoft Outlook, for example, "encrypt" is an option.

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  • On the "Tools" menu in Microsoft Outlook, for example, "encrypt" is an option.

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  • On the "Tools" menu in Microsoft Outlook, for example, "encrypt" is an option.

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  • On the "Tools" menu in Microsoft Outlook, for example, "encrypt" is an option.

    Homeland Insecurity

  • On the "Tools" menu in Microsoft Outlook, for example, "encrypt" is an option.

    Homeland Insecurity

  • On the "Tools" menu in Microsoft Outlook, for example, "encrypt" is an option.

    Homeland Insecurity

  • On the "Tools" menu in Microsoft Outlook, for example, "encrypt" is an option.

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  • On the "Tools" menu in Microsoft Outlook, for example, "encrypt" is an option.

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