Definition of cryptograph in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkriptəˌɡraf/


1A coded message: you must solve the cryptograph to find the correct coordinates
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  • One by one, as the characters of a cryptograph became explicit.
  • I would find the cryptograph, the secret code...
  • 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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  • These programmers probably spend the programming time they save working cryptographs.
  • In all cryptographs based upon the use of rotatable cipher wheels, means are embodied within the cryptograph for automatically changing the rotatory portions of the cipher wheels during the course of enciphering or deciphering a message.
  • He invented a cryptograph or secret despatch writer, which is supposed to be indecipherable.

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Syllabification: cryp·to·graph

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