cryptology

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Etymology[edit]

crypto- +‎ -logy, from Ancient Greek κρυπτός (kruptós, hidden) + λόγος (lógos, word).

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cryptology (uncountable)

  1. The practice of analysing encoded messages, in order to decode them.
  2. Secret or enigmatical language.
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Usage notes[edit]

An umbrella term for cryptography and cryptanalysis. Cryptology is the study of mathematical, linguistic, and other coding patterns and histories.

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