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cryptology

[krip-tol-uh-jee] /krɪpˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun
2.
the science and study of cryptanalysis and cryptography.
Origin of cryptology
1635-1645
From the New Latin word cryptologia, dating back to 1635-45. See crypto-, -logy
Related forms
cryptologist, noun
cryptologic
[krip-tl-oj-ik] /ˌkrɪp tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
cryptological, adjective
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  • Some of the spirits took pleasure in making tours de force in cryptology (secret writing).

    Mysterious Psychic Forces Camille Flammarion
Word Origin and History for cryptology
n.

1640s, from crypto- + -ology.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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