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tr.v. en·crypt·ed, en·crypt·ing, en·crypts
1. To put into code or cipher.
2. Computers To alter (data) using a mathematical algorithm so as to make the data unintelligible to unauthorized users while allowing a user with a key or password to convert the altered data back to its original state.
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1. (Communications & Information) to put (a message) into code
2. (Computer Science) to put (computer data) into a coded form
3. (Broadcasting) to distort (a television or other signal) so that it cannot be understood without the appropriate decryption equipment
[C20: from en-1 + crypt, as in crypto-]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
to encipher or encode.
[1940–45; en-1 + -crypt (extracted from cryptic, cryptography, etc.); on the model of encode]
en•cryp′tion, en`cryp•ta′tion, n.
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Past participle: encrypted
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|Verb||1.||encrypt - convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons"|
encode - convert information into code; "encode pictures digitally"
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encrypt[ɪnˈkrɪpt] VT → codificar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
encrypt[ɪnˈkrɪpt] vt (= encode) [+ data, message] → crypter
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
vt (Comput, Telec, TV) → verschlüsseln
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007