Encrypt meaning

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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.
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To put into code or cipher.
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To alter information using a code or mathematical algorithm so as to be unintelligible to unauthorized readers.
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The process of coding or ciphering data into symbolic form. See also code and scramble.
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To conceal information by means of a code or cipher.
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To encrypt is defined as to encode something or to write or say something in a manner intended to obstruct its meaning and keep its contents secret.

An example of encrypt is when you use a program to scramble an email and make it impossible for intruders or unauthorized individuals to read in order to protect the email's contents from becoming known.

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To encode or encipher.
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To add an electronic digital code to (data) being sent over a public network to prevent its unauthorized detection, use, copying, etc.
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Origin of encrypt

  • en– (de)crypt

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