Origin of scrambler
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His image shimmered, then cleared as the scrambler units aligned.
The screen flowed with the black and white patterns of the scrambler.
He threw the scrambler switch, then asked anxiously, "Yes, Steve?"The Electronic Mind Reader
When he walked in, his secretary was answering the line fitted with a scrambler, which connected directly with the Pentagon.Warning from the Stars
I don't like to talk about it by screen—too many people know our scrambler combinations.The Cosmic Computer
Henry Beam Piper
- a plant that produces long weak shoots by which it grows over other plants
- an electronic device that renders speech unintelligible during transmission, normal speech being restored at the receiving system
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- An electronic device that scrambles telecommunication signals to make them unintelligible to anyone without a special receiver.
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