[krip-tuh-graf, -grahf]


a system of secret writing; cipher.
a device for translating clear text into cipher.

Origin of cryptograph

First recorded in 1635–45; crypto- + -graph Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for cryptograph

cipher, conceal

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British Dictionary definitions for cryptograph



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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