cyphering

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

cyphering

  1. present participle of cypher

Noun[edit]

cyphering (plural cypherings)

  1. Skill in arithmetic.
    • 1610, Ben Jonson, The Alchemist, Act I, sc. 1L:
      That knows the law, and writes you six fair hands,
      Is a fine clerk, and has his cyphering perfect.