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cryptograph

[ krip-tuh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈkrɪp təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
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noun

a system of secret writing; cipher.
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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cryptograph
/ (ˈkrɪptəʊˌɡræf, -ˌɡrɑːf) /

noun

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