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Nonentity vs. Cipher

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Nonentitynoun

an unimportant or insignificant person

Ciphernoun

A numeric character.

Nonentitynoun

(uncountable): the state of not existing; nonexistence

Ciphernoun

Any text character.

Nonentitynoun

Nonexistence; the negation of being.

Ciphernoun

A combination or interweaving of letters, as the initials of a name.

‘a painter's cipher’; ‘an engraver's cipher’;

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Nonentitynoun

A thing not existing.

Ciphernoun

A method of transforming a text in order to conceal its meaning.

‘The message was written in a simple cipher. Anyone could figure it out.’;

Nonentitynoun

A person or thing of little or no account; an unimportant person; - usually used as a disparaging term.

Ciphernoun

(cryptography) A cryptographic system using an algorithm that converts letters or sequences of bits into ciphertext.

‘a public-key cipher’;

Nonentitynoun

the state of not existing

Ciphernoun

Ciphertext; a message concealed via a cipher.

‘The message is clearly a cipher, but I can't figure it out.’;

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Nonentitynoun

a person of no influence

Ciphernoun

A grouping of three digits in a number, especially when delimited by commas or periods:

‘The probability is 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000 — a number having five ciphers of zeros.’;

Nonentitynoun

a nonexistent thing

Ciphernoun

(music) A fault in an organ valve which causes a pipe to sound continuously without the key having been pressed.

Ciphernoun

A hip-hop jam session.

Ciphernoun

(slang) The path (usually circular) shared cannabis takes through a group, an occasion of cannabis smoking.

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Ciphernoun

Someone or something of no importance.

Ciphernoun

(dated) Zero.

Cipherverb

To calculate.

‘I never learned much more than how to read and cipher.’;

Cipherverb

(intransitive) To write in code or cipher.

Cipherverb

Of an organ pipe: to sound independent of the organ.

Cipherverb

(obsolete) To decipher.

Ciphernoun

A character [0] which, standing by itself, expresses nothing, but when placed at the right hand of a whole number, increases its value tenfold.

Ciphernoun

One who, or that which, has no weight or influence.

‘Here he was a mere cipher.’;

Ciphernoun

A character in general, as a figure or letter.

‘This wisdom began to be written in ciphers and characters and letters bearing the forms of creatures.’;

Ciphernoun

A combination or interweaving of letters, as the initials of a name; a device; a monogram; as, a painter's cipher, an engraver's cipher, etc. The cut represents the initials N. W.

Ciphernoun

A private alphabet, system of characters, or other mode of writing, contrived for the safe transmission of secrets; also, a writing in such characters.

‘His father . . . engaged him when he was very young to write all his letters to England in cipher.’;

Cipheradjective

Of the nature of a cipher; of no weight or influence.

Cipherverb

To use figures in a mathematical process; to do sums in arithmetic.

‘"T was certain he could write and cipher too.’;

Cipherverb

To write in occult characters.

‘His notes he ciphered with Greek characters.’;

Cipherverb

To get by ciphering; as, to cipher out the answer.

Cipherverb

To decipher.

Cipherverb

To designate by characters.

Ciphernoun

a message written in a secret code

Ciphernoun

a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number

Ciphernoun

a quantity of no importance;

‘it looked like nothing I had ever seen before’; ‘reduced to nil all the work we had done’; ‘we racked up a pathetic goose egg’; ‘it was all for naught’; ‘I didn't hear zilch about it’;

Ciphernoun

a person of no influence

Ciphernoun

a secret method of writing

Cipherverb

convert ordinary language into code;

‘We should encode the message for security reasons’;

Cipherverb

make a mathematical calculation or computation

Cipher

In cryptography, a cipher (or cypher) is an algorithm for performing encryption or decryption—a series of well-defined steps that can be followed as a procedure. An alternative, less common term is encipherment.

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