Cypher - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsaɪfər|  American pronunciation of the word cypher
Brit.  |ˈsaɪfər|  British pronunciation of the word cypher

noun

- a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number (syn: 0, cipher, nought, zero)
- a quantity of no importance (syn: aught, cipher, nada, naught, nil, nix, nothing, null, zero, zilch, zip, zippo)
- a person of no influence (syn: cipher, nobody, nonentity)
- a secret method of writing (syn: cipher, cryptograph)
- a message written in a secret code (syn: cipher)

verb

- convert ordinary language into code (syn: cipher, code, encipher, encrypt, inscribe)
- make a mathematical calculation or computation (syn: calculate, cipher, compute, figure, reckon)

Examples

He was employed in ciphering and deciphering the letters.

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