- the science or study of the techniques of secret writing, especially code and cipher systems, methods, and the like.Compare cryptanalysis(def 2).
- the procedures, processes, methods, etc., of making and using secret writing, as codes or ciphers.
- anything written in a secret code, cipher, or the like.
Origin of cryptography
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Examples from the Web for cryptographer
The cryptographer added that after a rocky start, Cryptocat has much better track record.Crypto for the Masses: Here’s How You Can Resist the NSA
May 12, 2014
I never was meant to be a cryptographer or whatever you call those brainy fellows who unravel ciphers and things!Behind the Green Door
Mildred A. Wirt
- the science or study of analysing and deciphering codes, ciphers, etc; cryptanalysis
Word Origin and History for cryptographer
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
The science of coding and decoding messages so as to keep these messages secure. Coding (see encryption) takes place using a key that ideally is known only by the sender and intended recipient of the message.
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