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ciphertext

[ sahy-fer-tekst ]
/ ˈsaɪ fərˌtɛkst /
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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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How to use ciphertext in a sentence

  • And finally there's the key: secret stuff you feed into the cipher along with the cleartext to make ciphertext.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
  • For a normal Internet surfer, a session online is probably about 95 percent cleartext, five percent ciphertext.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
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