(?), 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).

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





(-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.

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


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