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  1. the intelligible original message of a cryptogram, as opposed to the coded or enciphered version.
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Compare cryptography.

Origin of plaintext

First recorded in 1915–20; plain1 + text
Also called clear text.
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Related Words for plain text

ASCII, plaintext

British Dictionary definitions for plain text

plain text

  1. telecomm a message set in a directly readable form rather than in coded groups
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