the encoded version of a message or other text; cryptogram.
Compare plaintext.

1935–40; cipher + text Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Ciphertext is information that has been encrypted into seemingly meaningless
Encryption transforms the plaintext data into an unreadable form, called
  ciphertext, using an encryption key.
The algorithm is applied to plaintext along with a secret key to make
  ciphertext or an unreadable format.
The resulting ciphertext value is compared to the original plaintext value.
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