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[krip-tuh-graf, -grahf]
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  1. cryptogram(def 1).
  2. a system of secret writing; cipher.
  3. a device for translating clear text into cipher.
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Origin of cryptograph

First recorded in 1635–45; crypto- + -graph
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Related Words

cipher, cryptograph, conceal

Examples from the Web for cryptograph

Historical Examples

  • It is a cryptograph, but a simple one, familiar to school children.

    Nooks and Corners of Old New York

    Charles Hemstreet

  • Natural history is not a cryptograph to be deciphered, it is a series of facts and incidents to be observed and recorded.

    Ways of Nature

    John Burroughs

  • Pray, Matthew, do you see any one sign repeated oftener than the others in this cryptograph?

  • It would involve a discussion of chemical symbols and formul which would make the printed page a cryptograph.

  • In the present instance we see it doubled no less than five times, although the cryptograph is brief.

    The Short-story

    William Patterson Atkinson

British Dictionary definitions for cryptograph


  1. something written in code or cipher
  2. a code using secret symbols (cryptograms)
  3. a device for translating text into cipher, or vice versa
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