Associations to the word «Cipher»


CIPHER, noun. A numeric character.
CIPHER, noun. Any text character.
CIPHER, noun. A combination or interweaving of letters, as the initials of a name; a device; a monogram.
CIPHER, noun. A method of transforming a text in order to conceal its meaning.
CIPHER, noun. (cryptography) A cryptographic system using an algorithm that converts letters or sequences of bits into ciphertext.
CIPHER, noun. Ciphertext; a message concealed via a cipher.
CIPHER, noun. A grouping of three digits in a number, especially when delimited by commas or periods:
CIPHER, noun. A design of interlacing initials: a decorative design consisting of a set of interlaced initials.
CIPHER, noun. (music) A fault in an organ valve which causes a pipe to sound continuously without the key having been pressed.
CIPHER, noun. A hip-hop jam session [1]
CIPHER, noun. The path (usually circular) shared cannabis takes through a group, an occasion of cannabis smoking.
CIPHER, noun. Someone or something of no importance.
CIPHER, noun. (obsolete) Zero.
CIPHER, verb. (regional) (dated) To calculate.

Dictionary definition

CIPHER, noun. A message written in a secret code.
CIPHER, noun. A mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number.
CIPHER, noun. A quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it".
CIPHER, noun. A person of no influence.
CIPHER, noun. A secret method of writing.
CIPHER, verb. Convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons".
CIPHER, verb. Make a mathematical calculation or computation.

Wise words

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