plain text

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

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plain text (uncountable)

  1. (cryptography) Text that is not encrypted, and hence 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.

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plain text (not comparable)

  1. (computing) Consisting only of plain text.

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