noun, plural cryp·tos.
Origin of crypto
Origin of crypto-
Examples from the Web for crypto
The trouble is, crypto programs are still too hard for normal people to use.Crypto for the Masses: Here’s How You Can Resist the NSA|Quinn Norton|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are four parts to any crypto message: the original message, called the "cleartext."
You can't tell who's passing Xnet packets by looking at the contents of those packets, thanks to crypto.
"Well, there's tons of crypto code for free online, of course," Jolu said.
before a vowel crypt-
Word Origin for crypto-
before vowels crypt-, word-forming element meaning "secret" or "hidden," used in forming English words since at least 1760, from Latinized form of Greek kryptos "hidden, concealed, secret" (see crypt; the Greek comb. form was krypho-). Crypto-fascist is attested from 1937; crypto-communist from 1946.