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

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley