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  Definition of cypher
  1. a message written in a secret code
  2. a secret method of writing
  3. a person of no influence
  4. a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn''t hear zilch about it"
  5. a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
  6. make a mathematical calculation or computation
  7. convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons"
Similar Words: cipher, cryptograph, secret code, nobody, nonentity, nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, 0, nought, calculate, compute, work out, reckon, figure, encode, code, encipher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code

 

See Also: solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work, count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon

 

Hyponyms: pip-squeak, squirt, small fry, whippersnapper, jackanapes, lightweight, nihil, bugger all, Fanny Adams, sweet Fanny Adams, quantize, quantise, extract, process, prorate, miscalculate, misestimate, recalculate, average, average out, factor, factor in, factor out, add, add together, subtract, deduct, take off, multiply, divide, fraction, interpolate, extrapolate, differentiate, integrate, survey, estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge, budget, capitalize, capitalise, resolve, solve

 

Grouped Verbs: work out

 

Derivational Morphology: encode, code, encipher, cipher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code, zero, calculate, compute, work out, reckon, figure, number, calculator, reckoner, figurer, estimator, computer, calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning, computing, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system, 0, nought, calculus, the calculus, infinitesimal calculus, calculating machine, encoding, encryption, cryptograph, secret code, computer code, programmer, computer programmer, coder, software engineer, cryptography, coding, secret writing

 

 
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