# Definition:Decryption

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## Definition

**Decryption** is the process of recovering the plaintext from ciphertext.

## Also known as

**Decryption** is also known as **decoding**.

## Also see

- Results about
**decryption**can be found**here**.

## Sources

- 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**decoding (decryption)**