Definitions for Decryption

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•cryptdiˈkrɪpt, dɪ-(v.t.)

  1. to decode or decipher.

    Category: Cryptography

Origin of decrypt:

1935–40; de - +crypt (ogram )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. decoding, decryption, decipherment(noun)

    the activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text

    "a secret key or password is required for decryption"


  1. decryption(Noun)

    The process reversing an encryption, i.e. the process which converts encrypted data into its original form.

  2. Origin: Verbal noun of decrypt, from de- + crypt (only attested in compounds, such as cryptogram) from κρυπτός.


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