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1A coded message.‘you must solve the cryptograph to find the correct coordinates’
cipher, secret language, secret writing, set of symbols, key, hieroglyphicsView synonyms
- ‘He starts decoding the complex cryptograph with the help of his fellow officer.’
- ‘One by one, as the characters of a cryptograph became explicit.’
- ‘By the end of this activity, students will be able to decipher a cryptograph.’
- ‘In part, it is a war story, but one that is smart enough to know that wars are won because of superior technology and with codes and cryptographs.’
- ‘I would find the cryptograph, the secret code...’
2A device for encoding or decoding messages.‘in 1867 he unveiled his cryptograph, which used two clock-like hands, connected by gears’
- ‘The new machine, called a cryptograph, in receiving the message as originally written by the sender and enciphering it mechanically, eliminates the human factor of the code clerk.’
- ‘Wheatstone also displayed his Cryptograph at the Paris Exposition of 1867.’
- ‘He invented a cryptograph or secret despatch writer, which is supposed to be indecipherable.’
- ‘In all cryptographs based upon the use of rotatable cipher wheels, means are embodied within the cryptograph for automatically changing the rotatory portions of the cipher wheels during the course of enciphering or deciphering a message.’
- ‘These programmers probably spend the programming time they save working cryptographs.’
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