Definition of encryption in English:

encryption

Pronunciation /ɪŋˈkrɪpʃ(ə)n//ɛŋˈkrɪpʃ(ə)n/

noun

mass noun
  • The process of converting information or data into a code, especially to prevent unauthorized access.

    ‘I use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online’
    • ‘But encryption is also provided as an option, just in case you're still worried about intruders.’
    • ‘The flash drive offers built-in hardware-based data encryption in 1 GB and 2 GB capacities.’
    • ‘Computer security experts increasingly recommend encryption for protecting stored data.’
    • ‘If encryption is not enabled, hackers can easily use a sniffer to listen in on wireless network traffic.’
    • ‘Security and privacy technologies such as encryption, digital signatures, and biometric identification systems are evolving rapidly.’
    • ‘To join a mesh, a member exchanges encryption keys with someone in the network.’
    • ‘The lack of wireless encryption protocol does not in itself indicate an insecure network.’
    • ‘The same computer power that yields strong encryption can be used to break weak encryption schemes.’
    • ‘To prevent prying eyes from seeing your personal email, consider using encryption software.’
    • ‘Both restoration and backups take no time at all, even with encryption and compression.’

Pronunciation

encryption

/ɪŋˈkrɪpʃ(ə)n//ɛŋˈkrɪpʃ(ə)n/