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a name assigned to conceal the real identity of a person, as a spy, or to conceal the existence or purpose of a plan, military operation, etc.
. a word or phrase assigned a meaning understood only by those who are secretly informed of it.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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