cryptography: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (krip-tog'ru-fē), [key]
- the science or study of the techniques of secret writing, esp. code and cipher systems, methods, and the like. Cf. cryptanalysis (def. 2).
- the procedures, processes, methods, etc., of making and using secret writing, as codes or ciphers.
- anything written in a secret code, cipher, or the like.
- cryptography (Thesaurus)