Definition of cryptology in English:

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Pronunciation: /kripˈtäləjē/


The study of codes, or the art of writing and solving them.
Example sentences
  • Perhaps his greatest achievements were introducing mathematical and scientific methods into cryptology and producing training materials used by several generations of pupils.
  • Cracking the ancient code of hieroglyphics was once considered one of the greatest feats of cryptology.
  • The Army is especially interested in Sailors with skills that translate easily to Army jobs, including cryptology, fire control, air traffic control and mechanics.



Pronunciation: /ˌkriptəˈläjikəl/
Example sentences
  • After returning to the United States, they were considered traitors and interrogated very harshly, as the National Security Agency sought to learn how much of the sensitive cryptological gear and codes had been compromised.
  • Not just that every letter has a numerical value, and words with equivalent numbers have to be read (in Hebrew) as somehow synonymous (a cryptological level), but also a layer of semantic codes as well.
  • Much of the emphasis in recent cryptological research has been on ways to get by with less randomness, but a recent proposal takes a step in the other direction.


Pronunciation: /-jist/
Example sentences
  • Leading government cryptologists are studying him closely.
  • Inmates write letters using codes that have been so hard to decipher, they have been sent to the FBI's cryptologists in Washington.
  • He spoke German and was a skilled cryptologist, but he was also a sound administrator who combined academic excellence with the need to maintain high standards of security.

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Syllabification: cryp·tol·o·gy

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