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2. A system of secret or cipher writing; a cipher.
a. A device for translating plaintext into ciphertext.
b. A device for deciphering codes and ciphers.
tr.v. cryp·to·graphed, cryp·to·graph·ing, cryp·to·graphs
To write (a message, for example) in code or cipher.


(ˈkrɪptəʊˌɡræf; -ˌɡrɑːf)
1. (Communications & Information) something written in code or cipher
2. (Communications & Information) a code using secret symbols (cryptograms)
3. (Communications & Information) a device for translating text into cipher, or vice versa


(ˈkrɪp təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf)

2. a system of secret writing; cipher.
3. a device for translating text into cipher.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cryptograph - a secret method of writingcryptograph - a secret method of writing    
code - a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
2.cryptograph - a piece of writing in code or ciphercryptograph - 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"
3.cryptograph - a device for deciphering codes and ciphers
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"


[ˈkrɪptəʊˌgrɑːf] ncrittografia
References in classic literature ?
As it was, I assumed the cryptograph to be English.
In the present instance we see it doubled no less than five times, although the cryptograph is brief.
Referring, now, to the beginning of the cryptograph, we find the combination, 53‡‡†.
But be assured that the specimen before us appertains to the very simplest species of cryptograph.
These characters, as any one might readily guess, form a cipher - that is to say, they convey a meaning; but then, from what is known of Kidd, I could not suppose him capable of constructing any of the more abstruse cryptographs.
One by one, as the characters of a cryptograph become explicit, the little signs left by the furnished room's procession of guests developed a significance.
His research interests include cryptograph theory, especially attribute-based encryption.
A service like this would punctuate the evolution of cryptograph forcing everyone to a longer key length as massive brute force attacks are just a REST API call away.
Kasahara, "Cryptosysytems based on pairing", In proceeding of the 2000 Symposium on Cryptograph and Information Security-SCIS, Okinawa, Japan, 2000.
Then the sink just adds the two parts of cryptograph into a packet and broadcasts it as an alert packet.
With digital wallets, there's strong cryptograph and a lot of innovation to detect fraud on these devices.