scrambler

[ skram-bler ]
/ ˈskræm blər /

noun

a person or thing that scrambles.
an electronic device that mixes and confuses telecommunications signals in order to make them unintelligible through certain circuits.Compare unscrambler(def 2).

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Origin of scrambler

First recorded in 1680–90; scramble + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for scrambler

scrambler
/ (ˈskræmblə) /

noun

a plant that produces long weak shoots by which it grows over other plants
an electronic device that renders speech unintelligible during transmission, normal speech being restored at the receiving system
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Scientific definitions for scrambler

scrambler
[ skrămblər ]

An electronic device that scrambles telecommunication signals to make them unintelligible to anyone without a special receiver.
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