cryptography etymology

English word cryptography comes from English -graphy, English crypto- (Cryptographic.. Hidden, invisible.. Secret.)

Detailed word origin of cryptography

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-graphy English (eng) Represents something written or otherwise represented in the specified manner, or about a specified subject.
crypto- English (eng) Cryptographic.. Hidden, invisible.. Secret.
cryptography English (eng) The discipline concerned with communication security (eg, confidentiality of messages, integrity of messages, sender authentication, non-repudiation of messages, and many other related issues), regardless of the used medium such as pencil and paper or computers.

Words with the same origin as cryptography

Descendants of -graphy
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Descendants of crypto-
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