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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 of plaintext
1915-1920
1915-20; plain1 + text
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cryptography
A message before encryption or after decryption, i.e. in its usual form which anyone can read, as opposed to its encrypted form ("ciphertext").
(1995-05-10)

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