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encrypt +‎ -ion

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  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ɪnˈkɹɪpʃən/, /ɛnˈkɹɪpʃən/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪŋˈkɹɪpʃən/
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encryption (usually uncountable, plural encryptions)

  1. (cryptography) The process of obscuring information to make it unreadable without special knowledge, key files, or passwords.
  2. (cryptography) A ciphertext, a cryptogram, an encrypted value. Usually used with the preposition "of" followed by the value that is hidden in it.
    • 2005, Kun Peng, Colin Boyd, Ed Dawson, Byoungcheon Lee, An Efficient And Verifiable Solution To The Millionaire Problem:
      As ZT() can only test whether a single ciphertext is an encryption of zero, it cannot work when there are more than one ciphertext to test.

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