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  1. cryptography.
  2. 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
Related formscryp·tol·o·gist, nouncryp·to·log·ic [krip-tl-oj-ik] /ˌkrɪp tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/, cryp·to·log·i·cal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cryptology

Historical Examples

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

    Mysterious Psychic Forces

    Camille Flammarion

Word Origin and History for cryptology


1640s, from crypto- + -ology.

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