decryption

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Verbal noun of decrypt, from de- + crypt (only attested in compounds, such as cryptogram) from Ancient Greek κρυπτός (kruptós, hidden).

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decryption (usually uncountable, plural decryptions)

  1. The process reversing an encryption, i.e. the process which converts encrypted data into its original form.

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