Definition of steganography in English:


Syllabification: ste·ga·no·graph·y
Pronunciation: /ˌstegəˈnägrəfi


  • The practice of concealing messages or information within other nonsecret text or data.
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    • In short, they conclude, there is no significant use of steganography on the Internet.
    • Only days later, the New York Times published its version of the threat by steganography in the hands of terrorists.
    • A threat also exists in the form of steganography, which is the insertion of an encrypted message in a larger image file.


late 16th century: modern Latin steganographia, from Greek steganos 'covered'+ -graphy.

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