ciphertext

[ sahy-fer-tekst ]
/ ˈsaɪ fərˌtɛkst /

noun

the encoded version of a message or other text; cryptogram.

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Origin of ciphertext

First recorded in 1935–40; cipher + text

Words nearby ciphertext

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Example sentences from the Web for ciphertext

  • For a normal Internet surfer, a session online is probably about 95 percent cleartext, five percent ciphertext.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow