noun /krɪpˈtɒl.ə.dʒi,krɪpˈtɑ.lə.dʒi/
The practice of analysing encoded messages, in order to decode them.

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  • Cryptology — Cryp*tol o*gy (kr?p t?l ? j?), n. [Gr. krypto s hidden + logy.] Secret or enigmatical language. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cryptology — 1640s, from CRYPTO (Cf. crypto ) + OLOGY (Cf. ology) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cryptology — [krip täl′ə jē] n. the study of secret codes or ciphers and the devices used to create and decipher them cryptologic [krip΄tə läj′ik] adj. cryptological adj. cryptologist …   English World dictionary

  • cryptology — cryptologist, n. cryptologic /krip tl oj ik/, cryptological, adj. /krip tol euh jee/, n. 1. cryptography. 2. the science and study of cryptanalysis and cryptography. [1635 45; < NL cryptologia. See CRYPTO , LOGY] * * * Introduction …   Universalium

  • cryptology — The science that deals with hidden, disguised, or encrypted communications. It includes communications security and communications intelligence …   Military dictionary

  • cryptology — noun Date: 1935 the scientific study of cryptography and cryptanalysis • cryptological or cryptologic adjective • cryptologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cryptology — study of codes Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cryptology — n. science of coding, science of encoding in cipher (study of writing and deciphering codes) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cryptology — noun the study of codes, or the art of writing and solving them. Derivatives cryptological adjective cryptologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • cryptology — cryp·tol·o·gy …   English syllables

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