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

Compare plaintext.

Origin of ciphertext

First recorded in 1935–40; cipher + text Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ciphertext

Historical Examples of ciphertext

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

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow