Encrypt Definition

encrypted, encrypting, encrypts
encrypted, encrypting, encrypts
To encode or encipher.
Webster's New World
To put into code or cipher.
American Heritage
To add an electronic digital code to (data) being sent over a public network to prevent its unauthorized detection, use, copying, etc.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage

To conceal information by means of a code or cipher.


Origin of Encrypt

  • en– (de)crypt

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

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