anticryptography

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ cryptography

Noun[edit]

anticryptography (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The encoding of messages in such a way that they are as easy as possible to decipher.
    • 1973, Carl Sagan, The cosmic connection: an extraterrestrial perspective
      We are considering not cryptography, but anticryptography, the design by a very intelligent civilization of a message so simple that even civilizations as primitive as ours can understand it.
    • 2005, Paul A LaViolette, Earth Under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Ice Age
      It is common in the art of anticryptography to include a cross-check device with the coded message so that the recipient may reassure himself that he has properly deciphered and understood the message.