# Category:Definitions/Ciphers (Cryptography)

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This category contains definitions related to ciphers in the context of cryptography.

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A **cipher**, in the context of cryptography, is an algorithm used to transform a message into another string of symbols in order to hide its meaning from a third party.

A **cipher** operates by replacing each symbol in the original string with a word in some alphabet.

The specific nature of the replacement depends on the specifics of the **cipher**.

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## Pages in category "Definitions/Ciphers (Cryptography)"

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