codeword

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Etymology[edit]

code +‎ word

Noun[edit]

codeword (plural codewords)

  1. (cryptography) A string representing an encoded piece of text.
    Bob cannot get any information out of the codeword since he doesn't know what transmission bases Alice used.
  2. A type of crossword puzzle where individual letters are represented by numbers and the solver must identify them by their position and frequency.

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