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

  • noun The process or result of encrypting data.
  • noun Cryptography.

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

  • noun the process of converting messages in ordinary language, or other information into a secret coded form that cannot be interpreted without knowing the secret method for interpretation, called the key.

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

  • noun cryptography The process of obscuring information to make it unreadable without special knowledge, key files, and/or passwords. May also apply to electronic signal, hard drive, message, document...

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

  • noun the activity of converting data or information into code


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