|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|
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|encrypt (ěn-krĭpt) Pronunciation Key
To alter information using a code or mathematical algorithm so as to be unintelligible to unauthorized readers.
The process of encoding a message so that it can be read only by the sender and the intended recipient. Encryption systems often use two keys, a public key, available to anyone, and a private key that allows only the recipient to decode the message. (See also cryptography.)