[ krip-tog-ruh-fee ]
/ krɪpˈtɒg rə fi /
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.
Related formscryp·tog·ra·pher, cryp·tog·ra·phist, nouncryp·to·graph·ic [krip-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌkrɪp təˈgræf ɪk/, cryp·to·graph·i·cal, cryp·tog·ra·phal, adjectivecryp·to·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cryptographist
/ (krɪpˈtɒɡrəfɪ) /
the science or study of analysing and deciphering codes, ciphers, etc; cryptanalysis
Derived Formscryptographer, cryptographist or cryptologist, nouncryptographic (ˌkrɪptəˈɡræfɪk) or cryptographical, adjectivecryptographically, adverb
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Culture definitions for cryptographist
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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