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EtymologyEdit

crypto- +‎ -logy, from Ancient Greek κρυπτός (kruptós, hidden) + λόγος (lógos, word).

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cryptology (usually uncountable, plural cryptologies)

  1. The science or study of mathematical, linguistic, and other coding patterns and histories.
  2. The practice of analysing encoded messages, in order to decode them.
  3. Secret or enigmatical language.
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Usage notesEdit

An umbrella term for cryptography and cryptanalysis.

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