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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
 noun A text in encrypted form, as opposed to the plaintext.
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 noun
Encoded text, text that is unreadable.
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Decryption of the ciphertext is the inverse of the encryption steps, using the same symmetric key used for encryption.
TechNewsWorld Barry K. Shelton 2010

"This is called ciphertext and requires a ciphertext decoder to uncode it and return it back to a readable format."
Latest Articles 2010

The result of the process is encrypted information (in cryptography, referred to as ciphertext).
LXer Linux News Caitlyn Martin, Chris Smart and Ladislav Bodnar 2009

3 Useless Encryptions A ciphertext is a term with the encrypt operator at its root.
Recently Uploaded Slideshows techdude 2010

The result of the State after the final AES round is "ciphertext," which bears no resemblance to the plaintext.
TechNewsWorld Barry K. Shelton 2010

Unlike traditional encryption methods where the encrypted data or "ciphertext" is stored in databases and applications throughout the enterprise, tokenization substitutes a tokenor surrogate valuein place of the original data.

All entries (the 'ciphertext' property in a "Weave Basic Object") in that engine are encrypted with the symmetric key that was generated for it.
Across the Stars 2009

Well, by “trivial” I mean “trivial when someone else has already written a really solid algorithm for bruteforcing a ciphertext with a probabilityweighted wordlist, and you can just use their code.”

The “someone” in this case is UC Irvine computer science prof David Eppstein, whose program and dictionary made short work of the string I gave it despite several errors in that ciphertext.

You'd look up Einstein's public key and apply it to the scrambled ciphertext.
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