Cryptanalysis Definition

krĭptə-nălĭ-sĭs
noun
The act or science of deciphering a code or coded message without a prior knowledge of the key.
Webster's New World
The analysis and deciphering of cryptographic writings or systems.
American Heritage
The study of techniques for deciphering cryptographic writings or systems.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Cryptanalysis

Noun

Singular:
cryptanalysis
Plural:
cryptanalyses

Origin of Cryptanalysis

  • crypt(ogram) analysis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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