Definition of cryptograph in English:


Line breaks: crypto|graph
Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪptəɡrɑːf


1A coded message: you must solve the cryptograph to find the correct coordinates
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  • By the end of this activity, students will be able to decipher a cryptograph.
  • He starts decoding the complex cryptograph with the help of his fellow officer.
  • In part, it is a war story, but one that is smart enough to know that wars are won because of superior technology and with codes and cryptographs.
2A device for encoding or decoding messages: in 1867 he unveiled his cryptograph, which used two clock-like hands, connected by gears
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  • Wheatstone also displayed his Cryptograph at the Paris Exposition of 1867.
  • The new machine, called a cryptograph, in receiving the message as originally written by the sender and enciphering it mechanically, eliminates the human factor of the code clerk.
  • He invented a cryptograph or secret despatch writer, which is supposed to be indecipherable.

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