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1A person or thing that scrambles, especially a device for scrambling a broadcast transmission, a telephone message, or electronic data.
- ‘Midian's TVS - 2 Series of scramblers utilize the frequency hopping type of rolling code encryption for higher security.’
- ‘I flipped open a pouch on my thigh and took out an electrical scrambler, made specifically for rendering anything electronic useless.’
- ‘Telephone scramblers, then in their infancy, were available to staff at senior headquarters.’
- ‘Right now, he was contacting them on the special digital phone with a voice scrambler.’
- ‘Furthermore, these devices should be additionally provided with scramblers to protect transmitted information.’
- ‘Kilkenny noticed the disappointment anyway, despite the scrambler's odd characteristic of rendering voices emotionless during the scrambling and unscrambling process.’
- ‘Unless you want to fork out £50 for a phone scrambler and subsequently draw attention to yourself, do not call directly from work.’
- ‘The antiterrorist operation points to the need of using, on the tactical level, modern compact communication facilities with in-built scramblers.’
- ‘The arms manufacturer has developed scramblers which throw missile-guidance systems off course.’
- ‘You just know someone is now working on a device to block the scrambler, while some visionary is starting on a device to scramble the blocker that blocks the scrambler.’
2A plant with long slender stems supported by other plants.
- ‘Then there's the difference between ramblers, scramblers and danglers.’
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