# Definition:Public Key Cryptography

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## Definition

**Public key cryptography** is a technique of cryptography in which the method of encryption is made public, but the decryption is known only to the intended recipients.

## Examples

### RSA Cipher

The **RSA cipher** is a well-known example of **public key cryptography**

## Also see

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## Sources

- 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**public key cryptography**