AskDefine | Define decrypt

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decrypt v : convert code into ordinary language [syn: decode, decipher] [ant: encode]

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  1. To convert an encrypted or coded text or message into plain text.

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to convert to plain text

Extensive Definition

In telecommunications, the term decrypt has the following meanings:
1. [A] generic term encompassing decode and decipher.
2. To convert encrypted text into its equivalent plaintext by means of a cryptosystem. (This does not include solution by cryptanalysis.)
Note: The term "decrypt" covers the meanings of "decipher" and "decode."
decrypt in French: Déchiffrer
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