- 1Convert (information or data) into a code, especially to prevent unauthorized access: all calls will be digitally encrypted to make eavesdropping impossible (as adjective encrypted) encrypted dataMore example sentences
- The microprocessor encrypts information and provides an encrypted output which is related to the alternator electrical output.
- On a basic level they could be used to decode encrypted information almost instantly.
- The public key encrypts the information as it's sent from a person's computer to the merchant, and a private key decrypts the information.
- 1.1 (encrypt something in) Conceal data in (something) by converting it into a code: the password cannot be broken as it is encrypted in the hardwareMore example sentences
- Security is insured by encrypting the data in the exchange, which cannot be scanned or copied by sophisticated theft devices.
- They needed to encrypt the meaning in others’ thoughts and be assured their ideas would be perpetuated.
- If messages have been encrypted in these texts then how do we know we are getting it right?
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- Experts estimated it would take 20 years to beat the encryption on all the images thought to be on Wells's computer.
- It would be perfectly possible for them to use very heavy encryption on their messages.
- I sell the factors to security agencies, to help them break encryption.
1950s (originally US): from en-1 'in' + Greek kruptos 'hidden'.
More definitions of encryptDefinition of encrypt in:
- The US English dictionary