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) 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.

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plain text (not comparable)

  1. (computing) Consisting only of plain text.

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Last modified on 15 March 2014, at 11:21