Adjective "ciphered" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A secret or disguised way of writing; a code.
  1. mass noun 'the information may be given in cipher'
  2. 'Wilkins worked on codes and ciphers, publishing his work in 1641.'
  3. 'The problem with mono-alphabetic ciphers like the Caesar Cipher is that they're relatively easy to crack.'
  4. 'The second cipher, which used several different symbols for each English letter in the text, was much more difficult.'
  5. 'I have studied the equation-solving technique for the cryptanalysis of secret-key ciphers.'
  6. 'One of his most damning accusations is that the agency failed to do what it was mainly designed to do: break high-level ciphers.'
  7. 'The enciphering and deciphering of messages in secret code or cipher is called cryptology.'
  8. 'A team of researchers in Sweden has cracked the final cipher and claimed the £10,000 prize.'
  9. 'The first cipher broken was Serpent: the cipher universally considered to be the safest, most conservative choice.'
  10. 'A cipher is a sort of cryptographic coding system used to disguise information.'
  11. 'Encryption, codes and ciphers were once associated only with spies, espionage and illicit letters between lovers.'
  12. 'Japanese culture is a culture in which even written language has evolved from drawings rather than alphabetical ciphers.'
  13. 'And why are they targeting me with their runes, signs and ciphers?'
  14. 'In the first century AD, miracles were seen as a secret code - a set of signs and ciphers known only to the Jews.'
  15. 'He printed ciphers on silk squares so agents could carry the information more easily across borders.'
  16. 'During this process the cipher secret key is never transmitted on the network.'
  17. 'A Second World War code cipher book won't help!'
A zero; a figure 0.
  1. 'journalists are not mere interchangeable ciphers in the propaganda battle'
  2. 'Governors have become mere cyphers for the decision-makers - often people with little or no practical experience of the problems faced by prison administrations.'
  3. 'And we finally get sufficient insight into Connot MacLeod to render him a character rather than a cipher.'
  4. 'He would not have got as far as he has if he were the mere unintelligent cipher that he is portrayed as being.'
  5. 'The women seem thinly written, ciphers rather than people, making it difficult for any compelling drama to be sustained.'
  6. 'Pablo is not a mere cipher, but a true collaborator.'
  7. 'Most of the characters rarely develop into something more than ciphers; most remain pawns in the chess game the film is playing with itself.'
  8. 'Fforde's two previous books contain greater emotional depth, and it's disappointing to see his leading lady dwindling into a cypher.'
  9. 'Vassily Gerello, on the other hand, was a total cipher in the title role, and the rest of the cast seemed equally vague.'
  10. 'There is a longstanding principle of English parliaments that members are not party ciphers.'
  11. 'This sequel presents us with an almost identical plot and mere ciphers for characters.'
A monogram.
  1. 'Among the drawings are masterpieces by Rex Whistler, whom the Queen Mother also commissioned to design a new royal cipher.'
  2. 'Her Majesty's wishes were that it should be replaced with a Colour bearing the cypher of the Sovereign of the day.'


Put (a message) into secret writing; encode.
  1. 'Theirs took almost five minutes to cypher and decode, ours took one to two minutes.'
  2. 'An ancient diary tells them that the location of a hidden crypt that has been ciphered within the pages of the Renaissance text.'
  3. 'It became a vital tool for the Nazis during World War II who used it to cipher and decipher secret messages.'
Do arithmetic.


    A continuous sounding of an organ pipe, caused by a mechanical defect.


      (of an organ pipe) sound continuously.

        More definitions

        1. zero.

        2. any of the Arabic numerals or figures.

        3. Arabic numerical notation collectively.

        4. something of no value or importance.

        5. a person of no influence; nonentity.

        6. a secret method of writing, as by transposition or substitution of letters, specially formed symbols, or the like.Compare cryptography.

        7. writing done by such a method; a coded message.

        8. the key to a secret method of writing. 9. a combination of letters, as the initials of a name, in one design; m

        More examples(as adjective)

        "messages can be ciphered."


        (cipher)Late 18th century: perhaps from cipher.