plain text

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • plaintext usually a single compound word in cryptography and computing.

Noun[edit]

plain text (uncountable)

  1. (cryptography) Not encrypted text; text that is readable.
    Using the sophisticated code was useless since the spy merely stole the plain text from the waste basket.
  2. (computing) Data which consists only of human-readable text, as opposed to machine-readable binary data or formatting markup.

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

plain text (not comparable)

  1. (computing) Consisting only of plain text.

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]