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Definition of 'cypher'


  1. a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
       Synonyms: zero 0 nought cipher
  2. a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it"
       Synonyms: nothing nil nix nada null aught cipher goose egg naught zero zilch zip zippo
  3. a person of no influence
       Synonyms: cipher nobody nonentity
  4. a secret method of writing
       Synonyms: cipher cryptograph secret code
  5. a message written in a secret code
       Synonyms: cipher


  1. convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons"
       Synonyms: encode code encipher cipher encrypt inscribe write in code
       Antonyms: decode decrypt decipher
  2. make a mathematical calculation or computation
       Synonyms: calculate cipher compute work out reckon figure

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