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noun 
  1. A numeric character.
  2. A method of transforming a text in order to conceal its meaning.
The message was written in a simple . Anyone could figure it out.
  1. (crypto) A cryptographic system using an algorithm that converts letter, letters or sequences of bit, bits into ciphertext.
  2. ciphertext, Ciphertext; a message concealed via a .
The message is clearly a , but I can't figure it out.
  1. A grouping of three digits in a number, especially when delimited by commas or periods:
The probability is 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000--a number having five ciphers of zeros.
  1. A design of interlacing initials: a decorative design consisting of a set of interlaced initials.
  2. (music) A fault in an organ valve which causes a pipe to sound continuously without the key having been pressed.
  3. A hip-hop jam session http://www.rapdict.org/Cipher
  4. The path (usually circular) shared cannabis takes through a group, an occasion of cannabis smoking.
  5. (dated) Someone or something of no importance.
You are just a to me.
  1. (obsolete) zero, Zero.
verb 
  1. (regional and/or dated) To calculate.
I never learned much more than how to read and .
Etymology: 14th century. From cyfre, cyffre (French chiffre), ultimately from (ARchar, Ù) (sifr) "zero, empty", from (ARchar, Ù) (safara) "to be empty". Compare zero.


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