Definition of "encryption" [encryption]

  • To put (a message) into code (verb)
  • To put (computer data) into a coded form (verb)
  • To distort (a television or other signal) so that it cannot be understood without the appropriate decryption equipment (verb)
  • The process of obscuring information to make it unreadable without special knowledge, key files, and/or passwords. May also apply to electronic signal, hard drive, message, document... (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "encryption" in a sentence
  • "In fact I will use the term encryption, where quantum information is transformed in ways that an observer who lack the appropriate “key” is unable to cypher."
  • "Another way to avoid data loss without using device or PC encryption is by using remote access technologies such as Citrix/Terminal Services."
  • "The advantage of pen and paper is the built-in encryption, since nobody outside my closest relatives would be able to decrypt my handwriting ..."