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cryptology

[ krip-tol-uh-jee ]
/ krɪpˈtɒl ə dʒi /
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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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How to use cryptology in a sentence

  • Some of the spirits took pleasure in making tours de force in cryptology (secret writing).

    Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
  • The latter variation is generally pure substitution, and may be called kindergarten cryptology.

    In Jeopardy|Van Tassel Sutphen
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