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encrypt

[en-kript] /ɛnˈkrɪpt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to encipher or encode.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; en-1 + -crypt (abstracted from cryptic, cryptography, etc.), modeled on encode
Related forms
encryption, encryptation, noun
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  • It is also an automatic, silent, encrypted backup of your essentials.
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  • encrypted calls are not protected from interception because the rogue tower can simply turn it off.
  • Information that is often encrypted includes designs for high-tech products, data about oil and other energy.
  • Smartphones are essentially minicomputers and usually pull down data using encrypted cell networks.
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  • The best way to protect yourself is to use encrypted protocols when communicating with servers.
  • All credit card information is encrypted and protected.
  • For a truly secure system, the message will be encrypted in a way that requires a mathematical key to unlock it.
British Dictionary definitions for encrypted

encrypt

/ɪnˈkrɪpt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to put (a message) into code
2.
to put (computer data) into a coded form
3.
to distort (a television or other signal) so that it cannot be understood without the appropriate decryption equipment
Derived Forms
encrypted, adjective
encryption, noun
Word Origin
C20: from en-1 + crypt, as in crypto-
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Word Origin and History for encrypted

encrypt

v.

1975 in computer sense, from en- (1) + crypt (see crypto-). Related: Encrypted; encrypting; encryption.

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encrypted in Science
encrypt
  (ěn-krĭpt)   
To alter information using a code or mathematical algorithm so as to be unintelligible to unauthorized readers.
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