## ciphers

Verb

- third-person singular simple present indicative form of cipher

- The
**ciphers**are different, but on the same principle: the characters in each are either single digits or combinations of two or three digits, standing some of them for letters, others for syllables or words, - the number of distinct characters which had to be deciphered being thus very considerable. - (1) he saw that a point or separatrix was quite enough to separate integers from decimals, and that no signs to indicate primes, seconds, &c., were required; (2) he used
**ciphers**after the decimal point and preceding the first significant figure; and (3) he had no objection to a decimal standing by itself without any integer. - The documents underlying the Pentateuch and book of Joshua, represented by the
**ciphers**J, E, D and P, are assumed to have been drawn up in the chronological order in which those**ciphers**are here set down, and the period of their composition extends from the 9th century B.C., in which the earlier portions of J were written, to the 5th century B.C., in which P finally took shape. - At the end of August 1793, the republicans had three armies in the Vendee - the army of Rochelle, the army of Brest and the Mayengais; but their generals were either
**ciphers**, like C. P. H. - In tables of logarithms of numbers to base io the mantissa only is in general tabulated, as the characteristic of the logarithm of a number can always be written down at sight, the rule being that, if the number is greater than unity, the characteristic is less by unity than the number of digits in the integral portion of it, and that if the number is less than unity the characteristic is negative, and is greater by unity than the number of
**ciphers**between the decimal point and the first significant figure.

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