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The study of cryptanalysis or cryptography.

cryp′to·log′ic (-tə-lŏj′ĭk), cryp′to·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
cryp·tol′o·gist n.


(krɪpˈtɒl ə dʒi)

the science and study of cryptanalysis and cryptography.
[1635–45; < New Latin]
cryp•tol′o•gist, n.


The science that deals with hidden, disguised, or encrypted communications. It includes communications security and communications intelligence.

cryptography, cryptology

1. the science or study of secret writing, especially codes and ciphers.
2. the procedures and methods of making and using codes and ciphers. — cryptographer, cryptographist, n. — cryptographic, adj.
See also: Code
1. the study of, or the use of, methods and procedures for translating and interpreting codes and ciphers; cryptanalysis.
2.cryptography. — cryptologist, n.
See also: Language


The study of codes and ciphers and their analysis.
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Noun1.cryptology - the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms
science, scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"
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