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cryp·to·gram

 (krĭp′tə-grăm′)
n.
1. A piece of writing in code or cipher. Also called cryptograph.
2. A figure or representation having a secret or occult significance.

cryp′to·gram′mic adj.

cryptogram

(ˈkrɪptəʊɡræm)
n
(Communications & Information) a secret symbol

cryp•to•gram

(ˈkrɪp təˌgræm)

n.
1. a message or writing in code or cipher.
2. an occult symbol or representation.
[1875–80]
cryp`to•gram′mic, cryp`to•gram•mat′ic (-grəˈmæt ɪk) cryp`to•gram•mat′i•cal, adj.
cryp`to•gram′ma•tist, n.

cryptogram

a message or writing in code or cipher. Also cryptograph. — cryptogrammic, adj.
See also: Code
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cryptogram - a piece of writing in code or ciphercryptogram - a piece of writing in code or cipher
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
Translations

cryptogram

[ˈkrɪptəʊgræm] Ncriptograma m

cryptogram

nKryptogramm nt

cryptogram

[ˈkrɪptəʊˌgræm] ncrittogramma m
References in classic literature ?
Therefore, though the whole point of his "Current Shorthand" is that it can express every sound in the language perfectly, vowels as well as consonants, and that your hand has to make no stroke except the easy and current ones with which you write m, n, and u, l, p, and q, scribbling them at whatever angle comes easiest to you, his unfortunate determination to make this remarkable and quite legible script serve also as a Shorthand reduced it in his own practice to the most inscrutable of cryptograms.
Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere.
As to the cipher systems supposed to reveal hidden messages in the plays: First, no poet bending his energies to the composition of such masterpieces as Shakspere's could possibly concern himself at the same time with weaving into them a complicated and trifling cryptogram.
But one towered above the rest - the famed Zodiac Killer, so called because some of the cryptograms he sent to taunt the police and newspapers included astrological symbols.
IDEMIA, the global provider of trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, has announced that MOTION CODE(TM) cryptograms can be deployed faster reducing drastically the time to market for banks so that they can immediately begin offering this unique payment solution to consumers, the company said.
Tokenization, device-specific cryptograms and two-factor authentication are described as key improvements positioning mobile payments appeal to both consumers and vendors.
The ultimate conclusion is that child abuse is quite frequent in Poe, and that the suppressions we've learned to penetrate help us understand the cryptograms that are Poe's most challenging fictions.
In this analysis, two cryptograms are generated by using the same plain image but with two similar secret keys, which are highly similar to each other.
Chronologists may spend years searching through documents, manuscripts and cryptograms, but they'll never find any evidence that Bush declared war in accordance with the law," Wilkerson said.
The efficacy of the chips lies in the fact that with each transaction the chip and card issuer communicate with each other to create codes, or cryptograms, that are unique to the specific transaction and card and that validate the chip as genuine.
It blends broad comedy with mythology-driven storytelling that is provoking "Lost"-like online discussions of clues and cryptograms woven into each episode as part of an unfolding mystery.