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Meaning of ENCRYPTION

Pronunciation:  enkr'ipshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the activity of converting from plain text into code
 

ENCRYPTION is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: encoding
 
 See Also: coding, compression, cryptography, data encryption, secret writing

 

 

Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Any procedure used in cryptography to convert plaintext into ciphertext in order to prevent any but the intended recipient from reading that data.

There are many types of data encryption, and they are the basis of network security. Common types include data encryption standard and public-key encryption.

The unix command crypt performs encryption.

 

 

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