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cryptology

[krip-tol-uh-jee] /krɪpˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun
2.
the science and study of cryptanalysis and cryptography.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Neo-Latin cryptologia. See crypto-, -logy
Related forms
cryptologist, noun
cryptologic
[krip-tl-oj-ik] /ˌkrɪp tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
cryptological, adjective
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Word Origin and History for cryptologic

cryptology

n.

1640s, from crypto- + -ology.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Encyclopedia Article for cryptologic

cryptology

science concerned with data communication and storage in secure and usually secret form. It encompasses both cryptography and cryptanalysis.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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