How to Pronounce nonce?

Correct pronunciation for the word "nonce" is [nˌɒnsˈiː], [nˌɒnsˈiː], [n_ˌɒ_n_s_ˈiː].

"Nonce" in context

Nonce is an important term used in cryptography, which stands for "number used once". It is essentially a random or unique number generated in order to keep information secure. In both public-key and symmetric-key cryptography, a nonce is used to prevent replay attacks, which occurs when an attacker intercepts and uses a previously sent message to gain access to a system.

Nonce values are typically generated by a random number generator. The nonce should be large enough to ensure that it is highly unlikely for it to be guessed.

Usage over time for nonce:

This graph shows how "nonce" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

26 words made out of letters NONCE

5 letters

4 letters

3 letters


Add the infographic to your website:

Word of the day