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Definitions of cipher

  1. To compute by figures. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To write in secret characters. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To get by ciphering; as, to cipher out the answer. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To decipher. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To write in cipher. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To use figures in a mathematical process; to do sums in arithmetic. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To work arithmetical examples with flgures; to write with secret characters. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To reckon in figures. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. a person of no influence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. A character [0] which, standing by itself, expresses nothing, but when placed at the right hand of a whole number, increases its value tenfold. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. One who, or that which, has no weight or influence. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A character in general, as a figure or letter. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A combination or interweaving of letters, as the initials of a name; a device; a monogram; as, a painter's cipher, an engraver's cipher, etc. The cut represents the initials N. W. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A private alphabet, system of characters, or other mode of writing, contrived for the safe transmission of secrets; also, a writing in such characters. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The symbol O; zero; naught; hence, a person or thing without value; a secret manner of writing, or the key to it; a code. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. The figure 0; anything of little value; interlaced initials; secret writing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. The character 0; zero. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A method of secret writing; anything so written. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A monogram. cypher. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. In arith., the round 0 or nothing; any person or thing of little value; initials of a name intertwined; a secret manner of writing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Of the nature of a cipher; of no weight or influence. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for cipher

  1. And I showed him the cipher – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  2. Sit down again, and give me Marsh's cipher and the morning papers. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
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