cryptogram

[krip-tuh-gram]
noun
1.
a message or writing in code or cipher; cryptograph.
2.
an occult symbol or representation.

Origin:
1875–80; crypto- + -gram1

cryptogrammic, cryptogrammatic [krip-tuh-gruh-mat-ik] , cryptogrammatical, adjective
cryptogrammatist, noun
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Word Origin & History

cryptogram
1880, from crypto- + gram "word, letter." A modern word coined in English; though the elements are Gk., the ancient Greeks would find it barbarous.
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Example sentences
And, judging by the number of answers this week, quite a few of you enjoyed this cryptogram.
But fragments of a draft have survived, some of them in cryptogram.
There was a cryptogram and four letters, each thought to offer different clues to the treasure.
Portions of the quotations are presented on the screen in the form of a cryptogram.
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