cipher cipher  /ˈsaɪ fər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a message written in a secret code
  2. (n) a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
  3. (n) a person of no influence
  4. (n) a secret method of writing
  5. (v) convert ordinary language into code
  6. (v) make a mathematical calculation or computation
  7. (n) a quantity of no importance

Usage(s):

  1. Going by his insipid reaction to the palace intrigue, he appears to be something of a cipher.
  2. The decoded cipher from outer space carried a message of peace for all of mankind.
  3. The police demanded urgency and said that the quicker the experts break the cipher, the faster will be the release of the hostages.

News

  1. Cute cartoons . . . from NSA?

    The agency's CryptoKids website features cartoon characters like Decipher Dog and instructions on constructing 'your own cipher disk.'
    on June 14, 2013     Source: MSN

  2. Splice cuts its way to PS3 this year

    Splice is on its way to PSN for PS3, by early fall at the latest. Splice is the successful gaming experiment from Cipher Prime, a studio with a rich history of crafting clean, artfully scored and brain-twisting games, such as Auditorium , Fractal and Pulse . It's a puzzle game disguised as a science project, asking players to create specific cell strands from an unorganized group of binary ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Joystiq

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Quotes

  1. "Reagan was a cipher," General Haig said with evident bitterness. "These men were running the government."
    on Feb 21, 2010 By: Alexander Haig Source: The Age

  2. "Lemme deal with this one this week, and then we'll come back and talk about the other ones," Prince said. "When you start to project out and think ahead and try to cipher out, 'OK, you can win this one, you can't win this one,' you do...
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Ron Prince Source: Topeka Capital Journal

  3. "It continued through the ungodly cipher we saw with the wheat-for-weapons scandal, whereby $300 million worth of bribes were authorised by this government through its approval relationship for payment to who? Saddam Hussein," Mr Rudd said.
    on May 29, 2007 By: Kevin Rudd Source: The Wimmera Mail Times

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