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  • n. The process of obscuring information to make it unreadable without special knowledge, key files, and/or passwords. May also apply to electronic signal, hard drive, message, document...

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the process of converting messages in ordinary language, or other information into a secret coded form that cannot be interpreted without knowing the secret method for interpretation, called the key.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the activity of converting data or information into code

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