Definition of cryptography in English:

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Pronunciation: /kripˈtäɡrəfē/


The art of writing or solving codes.
Example sentences
  • Mathematical cryptography, as bad as it sometimes is, is the strongest link in most security chains.
  • There are claims about breakthrough technology and totally new cryptography and the like.
  • A new kind of cryptography based on quantum physics is now ready for serious consideration.



Pronunciation: /kripˈtäɡrəfər/
Example sentences
  • All over the world, cryptographers are trying to unlock Kryptos, a coded message of fiendish complexity that stands inscribed on a sculpture on the grounds of the CIA's headquarters.
  • Physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, cryptographers, engineers, biotechnologists - large numbers of scientists from all these fields contribute directly or indirectly to the development of weapons.
  • Modern cryptographers have embraced this principle, calling anything else ‘security by obscurity.’


Pronunciation: /ˌkriptəˈɡrafik/
Example sentences
  • As you probably know, it works in a cryptographic fashion.
  • The descriptions of cryptographic techniques earlier in the book are longer and more lucid while those towards the end of the book seem rushed.
  • Physical and cryptographic keys are regularly rotated to limit the duration of exposure in case of a breach.


Pronunciation: /ˌkriptəˈɡrafik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • The service runs on a cryptographically secured, fault-tolerant cluster of over a dozen servers in two near-military-grade secure Internet facilities in San Diego and San Jose.
  • Storage security solutions must provide the ability to cryptographically compartmentalise data on shared devices or networks, and customise access controls and security requirements for each ‘vault.’
  • They present each other with their respective certificates and cryptographically verify that those certificates were signed by your organization's certificate authority.

Words that rhyme with cryptography

autobiography, bibliography, biography, cardiography, cartography, chirography, choreography, chromatography, cinematography, cosmography, demography, discography, filmography, geography, hagiography, historiography, hydrography, iconography, lexicography, lithography, oceanography, orthography, palaeography (US paleography), photography, radiography, reprography, stenography, topography, typography

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Syllabification: cryp·tog·ra·phy

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