cryptology

[krip-tol-uh-jee]
noun
2.
the science and study of cryptanalysis and cryptography.

Origin:
1635–45; < Neo-Latin cryptologia. See crypto-, -logy

cryptologist, noun
cryptologic [krip-tl-oj-ik] , cryptological, adjective
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cryptography or cryptology (krɪpˈtɒɡrəfɪ, krɪpˈtɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the science or study of analysing and deciphering codes, ciphers, etc; cryptanalysis
 
cryptology or cryptology
 
n
 
cryp'tographer or cryptology
 
n
 
cryp'tographist or cryptology
 
n
 
cryp'tologist or cryptology
 
n
 
cryptographic or cryptology
 
adj
 
crypto'graphical or cryptology
 
adj
 
crypto'graphically or cryptology
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

cryptology
1640s, from crypto- + -logia "a speaking."
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Computing Dictionary

cryptology definition


The study of cryptography and cryptanalysis.
(1994-12-06)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

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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Example sentences
It was the first of a series of ciphers that revolutionized the field of
  cryptology.
Because cryptology is largely theoretical and does not require costly
  apparatus, there are few barriers to entering the field.
Cryptology is a specialized branch of mathematics with some computer science
  thrown in.
In the world of cryptology, codes are used to make messages secret by changing
  the words into something else.
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