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en·cryp·tion

(en-krip'shŭn)
The scrambling of electronic information being stored and sent so that if someone wrongly receives such information it will not be readable.
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I cannot doubt that, if we had the cipher, we should find that this communication is of the nature that I indicate.
But what is the use of a cipher message without the cipher?
Your native shrewdness, my dear Watson, that innate cunning which is the delight of your friends, would surely prevent you from inclosing cipher and message in the same envelope.
Please burn the cipher message, which can now be of no use to you.
I had picked up the original cipher message and was bending my brows over it.
I have said enough to convince you that ciphers of this nature are readily soluble, and to give you some insight into the rationale of their development.
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.
The general use which may be made of the table is obvious - but, in this particular cipher, we shall only very partially require its aid.
Let us refer, for example, to the last instance but one, in which the combination ;48 occurs - not far from the end of the cipher.
Lady Bertram seems more of a cipher now than when he is at home; and nobody else can keep Mrs.
The paper which you saw me hand to the porter in the hall as we stepped into the elevator was a despatch in cipher to the English Ambassador at Washington, claiming his protection.
Fancy a man lugging with him a book of that description into this nowhere and studying it-- and making notes--in cipher at that