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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cypher  \Cy"pher\  (s?"f?r),  n.  &  v. 
  See  {Cipher}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cypher 
  n  1:  a  mathematical  element  that  when  added  to  another  number 
  yields  the  same  number  [syn:  {zero},  {0},  {nought},  {cipher}] 
  2:  a  quantity  of  no  importance;  "it  looked  like  nothing  I  had 
  ever  seen  before";  "reduced  to  nil  all  the  work  we  had 
  done";  "we  racked  up  a  pathetic  goose  egg";  "it  was  all 
  for  naught";  "I  didn't  hear  zilch  about  it"  [syn:  {nothing}, 
  {nil},  {nix},  {nada},  {aught},  {cipher},  {goose  egg},  {naught}, 
  {zero},  {zilch},  {zip}] 
  3:  a  person  of  no  influence  [syn:  {cipher},  {nobody},  {nonentity}] 
  4:  a  message  written  in  a  secret  code  [syn:  {cipher}] 
  5:  a  secret  method  of  writing  [syn:  {cipher},  {cryptograph},  {secret 
  code}] 
  v  1:  convert  ordinary  language  into  code;  "We  should  encode  the 
  message  for  security  reasons"  [syn:  {encode},  {code},  {encipher}, 
  {cipher},  {encrypt},  {inscribe},  {write  in  code}]  [ant: 
  {decode}] 
  2:  make  a  mathematical  calculation  or  computation  [syn:  {calculate}, 
  {cipher},  {compute},  {reckon},  {figure}] 




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