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cipher
American English: /ˈsaɪfər/
British English: /ˈsʌɪfə/

Translation of cipher in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 countable or uncountable (code) a message written in cipher
    un mensaje cifrado or en clave
    Example sentences
    • The enciphering and deciphering of messages in secret code or cipher is called cryptology.
    • Wilkins worked on codes and ciphers, publishing his work in 1641.
    • She was transferred to work on coding and cyphers supervised by Bletchley Park.
  • 3 countable (nonentity) [pejorative]he/she is a mere cipher
    Example sentences
    • Governors have become mere cyphers for the decision-makers - often people with little or no practical experience of the problems faced by prison administrations.
    • Astrid throughout remains a mere cipher, a beautiful woman with a crooked smile whom the narrator met while he was a student.
    • She challenges the assumption that actors are mere ciphers channeling the influence of directors and writers.
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