steganography

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek στεγανός ‎(steganós, cover, roof) + γράφω ‎(gráphō, I write)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌstɛɡ.ənˈɒɡ.ɹə.fi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌstɛ.ɡʌnˈɔ.ɡɹʌ.fi/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

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steganography ‎(uncountable)

  1. The practice of hiding messages, so that the presence of the message itself is hidden, often by writing them in places where they may not be found until someone finds the secret message in whatever is being used to hide it.
  2. Specifically: the use of small files in computers to communicate secret information. Compare cryptography for a more general idea.

Usage notes[edit]

Steganography differs from cryptography in that cryptography conceals only the content of the message through encryption. Steganography conceals the presence of the message itself.

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