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[pleyn-tekst] /ˈpleɪnˌtɛkst/
noun
1.
the intelligible original message of a cryptogram, as opposed to the coded or enciphered version.
Also called clear text.
Compare cryptography.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; plain1 + text
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noun
1.
(telecomm) a message set in a directly readable form rather than in coded groups
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