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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


cipher a type of code; (verb) to encipher.
cipherer one who ciphers.
ciphertext enciphered text.
codebook a book listing words and their coded equivalents.
cryptanalysis the decipherment of code.
cryptanalyst one who deciphers codes.
cryptanalytic relating to cryptanalysis, the decipherment of code.
cryptanalytical relating to cryptanalysis, the decipherment of code.
cryptarithm an arithmetic problem in which letters have been substituted for numbers and which is solved by finding all possible pairings of digits with letters that produce a numerically correct answer.
cryptogram anything written in cipher.
cryptograph anything written in cipher.
cryptographer a specialist in cryptography.
cryptographic of, relating to, or using cryptography.
cryptographical of, relating to, or using cryptography.
cryptographist one who studies cryptographs.
cryptography secret writing.
cryptologic relating to cryptology, the scientific study of codes.
cryptological relating to cryptology, the scientific study of codes.
cryptologist a student of cryptology, the scientific study of codes.
cryptology the scientific study of codes.
cypher a type of code; (verb) to write in cypher.
decipher to determine the meaning of.
decipherable capable of being deciphered.
decipherer one who deciphers.
decipherment the act of deciphering.
decode to convert a coded message into plain language.
decoder one that decodes.
decrypt to decode.
decryption the act of decrypting.
encipher to write in characters of hidden meaning.
encipherer one who enciphers.
encode to put into code.
encodement the act of encoding.
encoder one who encodes.
encrypt to encipher.
encryption the act of encrypting.
steganogram a cryptogram.
steganograph a cryptogram.
steganographer a cryptographer; one who works with ciphers.
steganographic relating to steganography, the practice of concealing digital data within some of the pixels of an image.
steganographist one who practises steganography.
steganography the practice of concealing digital data within some of the pixels of an image.
uncipher (Obs.) to decipher.
uncoded not coded.