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cryptography (n.)

1650s, "art of writing in secret characters," from French cryptographie or directly from Modern Latin cryptographia, from Greek kryptos "hidden" (see crypt) + graphia (see -graphy). Related: Cryptographic; cryptographer.

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Definitions of cryptography from WordNet

cryptography (n.)
the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms;
Synonyms: cryptanalysis / cryptanalytics / cryptology
cryptography (n.)
act of writing in code or cipher;
Synonyms: coding / secret writing / steganography
From wordnet.princeton.edu