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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cryptology \Cryp*tol"o*gy\ (kr?p-t?l"?-j?), n. [Gr. krypto`s hidden + -logy.] Secret or enigmatical language.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1640s, from crypto- + -ology.


n. 1 The practice of analysing encode messages, in order to decode them. 2 Secret or enigmatical language.


n. the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms [syn: cryptanalysis, cryptanalytics, cryptography]

Cryptology (album)

Cryptology is an album by American jazz saxophonist David S. Ware recorded in 1994 and released on Homestead.

Usage examples of "cryptology".

Kerckhoffs merely published his perceptions of the problems facing post-telegraph cryptography and his prescriptions for resolving them, he would have assured a place for himself in the pantheon of cryptology.

Following the war, to obscure the purpose of the burgeoning codebreaking organization, all references to cryptology were dropped from its name.

Friedman, the father of modern cryptology, argued that cryptology should be considered a separate and distinct branch of mathematics.

Furthermore, cryptology itself can benefit, like other spheres of human endeavor, from knowing its major trends, its great men, its errors made and lessons learned.

It is primarily a report to the public on the important role that cryptology has played, but it may also orient cryptology with regard to its past and alert historians to the sub rosa influence of cryptanalysis.

I began this book, I, like other well-informed amateurs, knew about all that had been published on the history of cryptology in books on the subject.

I believe it to be true that, from the point of view of the material previously published in books on cryptology, what is new in this book is 85 to 90 per cent.

The other principle was to try to make certain that I did not give cryptology sole and total credit for winning a battle or making possible a diplomatic coup or whatever happened if, as was usual, other factors played a role.

They are especially prevalent in spy stories, and cryptology is not immune.

That of cryptology is simple, but even so a familiarity with its terms facilitates understanding.

Inspired, no doubt, by the mysterious daily production of the information and by the aura of sorcery and the occult that has always enveloped cryptology, he called it magic.

He described his technique in a 19-page pamphlet that was the first publication on cryptology issued by the United States government.

Signal Intelligence School, which trained Regular Army and Reserve officers in cryptology, the 2nd Signal Service Company, which staffed the intercept posts, and four Washington sections of the S.

Much of the history of cryptology of this time is a patchwork, a crazy quilt of unrelated items, sprouting, flourishing, withering.

The story of cryptology during these years is, in other words, exactly the story of mankind.