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ciphertext

[sahy-fer-tekst] /ˈsaɪ fərˌtɛkst/
noun
1.
the encoded version of a message or other text; cryptogram.
Compare plaintext.
Origin of ciphertext
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; cipher + text
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  • For a normal Internet surfer, a session online is probably about 95 percent cleartext, five percent ciphertext.

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