cryptanalysis

crypt"a*nal"y*sis

(?), n. 1. the science which studies methods to discovering the secret meaning of encrypted messages for which one does not possess the secret decoding information (called the key).
[PJC]

2. the methods and procedures used to discover the secret meaning hidden in encrypted messages.
[PJC]

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Cryp"tic

(krp"tk),

Cryp"tic*al

(-t?-kal), } a. [L. crypticus, Gr. kryptiko`s, fr. kry`ptein to hide.] Hidden; secret; occult. "Her [nature's] more cryptic ways of working." Glanvill.
[1913 Webster]

2. incomprehensible to those not familiar with the culture or jargon; as, the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms.
Syn. -- inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying.
[WordNet 1.5]

3. having a secret or hidden meaning; as, cryptic symbols engraved in stone; cryptic writings.
Syn. -- cabalistic, occult, secret, sibylline.
[WordNet 1.5]

3. having a puzzling terseness; as, a cryptic note.
[WordNet 1.5]

4. not evident; unrecognized; as, a cryptic infection.
[PJC]

5. written in a code or cipher; as, a cryptic message.
Syn. -- encoded, enciphered, encrypted.
[PJC]

 

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