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cryptogram

[krip-tuh-gram] /ˈkrɪp təˌgræm/
noun
1.
a message or writing in code or cipher; cryptograph.
2.
an occult symbol or representation.
Origin of cryptogram
1875-1880
1875-80; crypto- + -gram1
Related forms
cryptogrammic, cryptogrammatic
[krip-tuh-gruh-mat-ik] /ˌkrɪp tə grəˈmæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
cryptogrammatical, adjective
cryptogrammatist, noun
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Word Origin and History for cryptogram
n.

1880, from crypto- + gram "word, letter." A modern word coined in English; though the elements are Greek, the ancient Greeks would find it barbarous.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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