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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  encryption 
  n  :  the  activity  of  converting  from  plain  text  into  code  [syn:  {encoding}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  encryption 
 
    Any  procedure  used  in  {cryptography} 
  to  convert  {plaintext}  into  {ciphertext}  in  order  to  prevent 
  any  but  the  intended  recipient  from  reading  that  data. 
 
  There  are  many  types  of  data  encryption,  and  they  are  the 
  basis  of  network  security.  Common  types  include  {Data 
  Encryption  Standard}  and  {public-key  encryption}. 
 
  The  {Unix}  command  {crypt}  performs  encryption. 
 
  {(http://eff.org/)} 
 
  (1995-05-02) 
 
 




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