cryptology

[ krip-tol-uh-jee ]
/ krɪpˈtɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the science and study of cryptanalysis and cryptography.

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Origin of cryptology

From the New Latin word cryptologia, dating back to 1635–45. See crypto-, -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM cryptology

cryp·tol·o·gist, nouncryp·to·log·ic [krip-tl-oj-ik] /ˌkrɪp tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/, cryp·to·log·i·cal, adjective
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