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cipher

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Noun[change]

Singular
cipher

Plural
ciphers

  1. A cipher is a numeric character.
  2. A cipher is a method of transforming a text into a code so as to hide its meaning.

Verb[change]

Plain form
cipher

Third-person singular
ciphers

Past tense
ciphered

Past participle
ciphered

Present participle
ciphering

  1. (intransitive) If you cipher, you convert text into a code.