scrambler

scrambler

[skram-bler]
noun
1.
a person or thing that scrambles.
2.
an electronic device that mixes and confuses telecommunications signals in order to make them unintelligible through certain circuits. Compare unscrambler ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1680–90; scramble + -er1

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scrambler (ˈskræmblə)
 
n
1.  a plant that produces long weak shoots by which it grows over other plants
2.  an electronic device that renders speech unintelligible during transmission, normal speech being restored at the receiving system

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scrambler   (skrām'blər)  Pronunciation Key 
An electronic device that scrambles telecommunication signals to make them unintelligible to anyone without a special receiver.
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