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cipher

noun [C]  us   /ˈsɑɪ·fər/

cipher noun [C] (SECRET WRITING)

a system of writing that most people cannot understand, so that the message is secret; a code : We spent a lot of time figuring out the enemy’s cipher.

cipher noun [C] (NOTHING)

a zero, or a person or thing that has no value or importance: In the hands of a lesser actor, the role could have easily been a cipher.
Translations of “cipher”
in Vietnamese mật mã…
in Spanish código…
in Thai รหัสลับ…
in Malaysian tulisan rahsia…
in French code…
in German die Chiffre…
in Chinese (Traditional) 密語, 密碼, 暗號…
in Indonesian sandi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 密语, 密码, 暗号…
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